E. GEORGANNE DANIEL
E. Georganne Daniel, age 77, of Kahoka, MO, died Monday, December 29, 2008, at the Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon, MO, where she had been a resident the past six and a half years.
She was born March 16, 1931 in Kahoka, MO, the daughter of J. Roscoe “Ross” and Elizabeth C. ” Bess” Hoyes Riffle.
On April 27, 1950, she was united in marriage to W. Gene Daniel in Kahoka.
Survivors include her husband, Gene, of Kahoka, MO; two sons, Anthony R. Daniel and his wife, Kim, of Kahoka, MO, and John W. Daniel and his wife, Mary Frances, of St. Louis, MO; one daughter, E. Jean Daniel-Gentry and her husband, Hal, of St. Louis, MO; three grandchildren, Kristin Daniel of Jackson, AL, Carrington Daniel of Kahoka, MO, and Joseph Daniel of St. Louis, MO; two step grandchildren, Christine (Dane) Jagr of Plano, IL and Scott (Stacey) Gentry of Bowling Green, MO; two step-great grandchildren, Meghan Gentry and Cooper Gentry; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Irene Riffle of Kahoka, MO, and Lynn and Helen Daniel of Indianapolis, IN; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, James R. (Jim) Riffle.
Georganne graduated from Kahoka High School and worked for the Exchange Bank for a few years. Following the birth of her first child, she became a full-time homemaker who put the care of her family first.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Michael’s Altar Society and the Tuesday Club. She was an avid Celtic Fan and she loved to read and embroider. She and Gene enjoyed dancing to big band music and spending many weekends at their cabin on the Mississippi River with friends and family.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 3, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Father Paul M. Hartley officiating. Special music was recordings “String of Pearls” and “Walking After Midnight”.
Honorary Pallbearers were Joseph Reilly Daniel, B. J. Wiss, Jr., Keith Zinnert, Kent Martin, Chuck Kerr and Larry Dochterman.
Pallbearers were John Daniel, Tony Daniel, Hal Gentry, Carrington Daniel, Duane Wilson, and Andy Kerr.
Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.
Visitation was held after 1:00 p.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. followed by the reciting of The Rosary at 8 p.m.
Memorials were suggested to the Kahoka Cemetery, Alzheimers, or Dollars for Scholars.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/wilsonfh.