January 24, 1921 – March 10, 2014
Esther L. McDanel, age 93 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.
She was born on January 24, 1921in Caldwell Township, near Exline, Iowa to Irmel and Maggie (Baughman) Terry. Esther graduated from Exline High School. She was united in marriage to Kenneth McDanel in 1938.
Esther began her career in the medical field in 1966 when she became employed with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Centerville. She worked as a nurse’s aide for the hospital for over twenty years, retiring in the late 1980s.
In her free time she enjoyed playing cards and crocheting. Esther was a long time member of the Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church in Centerville.
Esther is survived by her three children, Larry (Linda) McDanel of Exline, Iowa, Deanna Sherwood of Centerville, Iowa and Terry (Dian)McDanel of St. Paul, Minnesota; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, June (Nick) Gallo of Centerville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; a sister, Deloris Foster; brother-in-law, Delbert Foster; and a nephew, Gerald Foster.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, March 14, 2014 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Adam Standley officiating. Burial will follow in the Exline Cemetery, Exline, Iowa. A visitation will be held on Thursday at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, with the family greeting friends from 6-8PM. Memorials have been established to the Exline Cemetery, the Exline Community Center or the Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.Information provided by: Lange Funeral Home 1900 South 18th Street Centerville, IA 52544 www.langefh.com