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Lilamae R. McDanel

Posted January 15, 2013 in Obituaries

November 26, 1927 – January 11, 2013

Lilamae McDanel

Lilamae McDanel

Lilamae R. McDanel, age 85, of Centerville, Iowa, died Friday, January 11, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born the daughter of David R. and Pearl (Lee) Risher on November 26, 1927 in Mystic, Iowa. She graduated from the Centerville Community High School in 1946.

On December 25, 1946, Lilamae was united in marriage to William D. McDanel in Mystic, Iowa. She was a member of Drake Avenue Christian Church in Centerville where she served as Deaconess, Past President of Christian Women’s Fellowship, Trustee and a Board member for many years. She was a 60 year member of Irene Chapter #414 of the Order of Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron for 3 years. She also enjoyed being a Cub Scout Den Mother.

Lilamae was preceded in death by: her parents; sisters, Elma Hendon and Vesta Lloyd.

She is survived by: her husband, William “Bill” McDanel of Centerville, Iowa; daughters, Crecia Faris and her husband, LeRoy of Centerville, Iowa and Kim Hamilton of Prescott Valley, Arizona; sons, Dean McDanel and his wife, Karen of New London, Iowa, Allen McDanel and his wife, Romona of Blue Springs, Missouri, Terry McDanel and his wife, Martha of West Des Moines, Iowa and Paul McDanel and his wife, Colleen of Manchester, New Hampshire; fourteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; a sister, Celia Starchevich of Centerville, Iowa

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Drake Avenue Christian Church in Centerville, Iowa with Rev. Sara Galindo officiating. Burial will follow in the Haines Cemetery north of Centerville. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013 from 2 pm until 8 pm at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home with the family present from 6 pm until at 8 pm and a Eastern Star service at 7:30 pm.

Memorials can be made to Drake Avenue Christian Church or HCI Care Services and may be mailed or left at the funeral home. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville, Iowa has been entrusted with the services and condolences can be sent at:

Information provided by:
Schmidt Family Funeral Home
501 North 18th Street
Centerville, Iowa 52544

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