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James E. "Jim" Daniels

Visitation:
Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Ruth Nation - soloist; Joy Davis - pianist.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia.
Pallbearers: Ronnie Heaton, Jamie Heaton, Darryl Jeffries, Bob Jeffries, Tony Jeffries and Frank Jeffries. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons: Mark Ashlock, Jared Schlicht, Chad Bakeman and Matt Joki.

James Earl Daniels passed away at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2011 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Jim was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended area schools. He was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia where he had served as an elder, deacon and trustee. Jim worked at the Western Auto Store in town from 1953 until 1965. He then began working at North American Refractories in Farber until he retired in 1986. Jim was a past manager of a Khourey League softball team and he was also an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed traveling and had visited every state except Alaska. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Born: November 30, 1924 in Vandalia, Missouri the son of Marcellus M. and Frances Grace (Wetherald) Daniels.

Married: Norma J. Hoffmeyer on May 20, 1944 in Bowling Green, Missouri; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Norma of Vandalia; three daughters: Sherilyn K. and husband, Keith Bakeman of Stockton, Missouri; Sandra Jean and husband, Jerry Alldredge of Windsor, Colorado; Janet R. and husband, Bruce Ashlock of Laddonia, Missouri; two grandsons: Mark Ashlock and wife Debbie of O'Fallon, Missouri and Jared Schlicht of Chicago; one granddaughter, Andrea Joki and husband Matt of Chicago; a step-grandson, Chad Bakeman and wife, Lisa of Denver, Colorado; three great-granddaughters: Madelynne Rae Ashlock, Taylor and Kenzie Bakeman and great-grandson Braxton Joki.

Preceded in death by: five brothers: Willard Daniels, Robert Daniels, Rhote Daniels, Martin Daniels and Clarence Daniels; five sisters: Ramona Jerman, Lorene Breeden, Hannah Nuckles, Ruth Price and Gayle Emerson.

Memorials are encouraged to the First Presbyterian Church or Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia or the Community Loving Care Hospice in Bowling Green.


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