Patricia “Pat” C. McDanel, 80, of Centerville, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Continental at St. Joseph in Centerville.
She was born the daughter of Virsil “Ben” and Mildred “Maxine” (Gladfelder) Kaster on July 12, 1933 near Darby. She graduated from the Moravia Community High School in 1951.
On March 16, 1952, Pat was united in marriage to Clell Eugene McDanel in Unionville, Iowa. She was a homemaker and enjoyed running various concession stands at Moravia ball games and also enjoyed putting floats together for the grandkids to ride in the annual Moravia Fall Festival. She attended Grace United Methodist Church in Moravia; was a longtime member of the Hospital Auxiliary where she logged over 25,000 hours of volunteer work; and was a member of Taylor Aid and the Red Hat Ladies.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clell McDanel on Sept. 22, 2002; son, Jeff C. McDanel on April 21, 1998; a great-grandson, Karson Wright Johnson; and a brother, Jack Kaster. She is survived by her sons, Jody McDanel and his wife, Susan, of Centerville and Randy McDanel and his wife, Deb, of Moravia; daughters, Julia VanLaar and her husband, Randy, of Grand River, Jillette Allen and her husband, Gary, of Centerville and Joica Campbell and her husband, Donald, of Cary, Ill; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18 at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville with the Rev. Cindy Finn officiating.
Burial will follow at the Main Station Cemetery west of Moravia. Visitation will be held today from 2-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund and can be left or mailed to the funeral home.
The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the McDanel family at this time and condolences can be sent at schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com.