Jean Norma McDaniel, age 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away at her home on Thursday, August 16, 2018, with her loving family by her side. Jean was born on April 28, 1929 in Fredericktown, MO, a daughter of the late Ernie and Grace Parrott.
Jean retired in 1981 from Bussman Fuse in St. Louis, MO; after seventeen years of dedicated service. She was a member of the Eastern Star and she enjoyed attending their events and meetings. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Jean loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to he parents, Jean was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Rev. Merl R. McDaniel Sr.; two sons, Merl “Sparky” McDaniel Jr. and Kenneth Wayne McDaniel; one sister, Hilda Smith; brother, Melvin Parrott; and by her longtime companion, Pete Breeden.
Jean is survived by her loving son, Lindy McDaniel of Chicago, IL; dear sister, Nettie Underwood of Texas; proud grandmother to Tory Lynn Shemwell of Wood River, IL; extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Monday. Jean will be laid to rest next to Merl at Knoblick Cemetery in Knoblick, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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