Gena Rae McDaniel

August 22, 1952February 7, 2021

Gena Rae McDaniel, 68, of Evansville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. She was born on August 22, 1952 in Evansville.

She worked in banking for most of her career. Gena enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and her monthly lunch dates with her friends. Her family was very important to her.

Gena was preceded in death by her father, Archie McDaniel; mother, Eloise Gaffney; and step-father, Lee Gaffney.

She is survived by her brothers, Stan McDaniel (Kris) and Roger McDaniel (Patty); half-sister, Jennifer Stewart (Chris); and nephews, Bryan (Summer) and Adam (Kaela) McDaniel.

A Private Funeral Service will be held. Friends may visit on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Chemo Buddies, 6521 Greencove Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47715.


  • Stan McDaniel (Kris), Brother
  • Roger McDaniel (Patty), Brother
  • Jennifer Stewart (Chris), Half-SIster
  • Bryan McDaniel (Summer), Nephew
  • Adam McDaniel (Kaela), Nephew
  • Archie McDaniel, Father (deceased)
  • Eloise (Buck) Gaffney, Mother (deceased)
  • Lee Gaffney, Step-father (deceased)



  • Visitation

    Friday, February 12, 2021


  • A Private Graveside Service will be held.


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Stan McDaniel

February 11, 2021

Growing up, Gena and I were always fighting, arguing and teasing each other. We probably drove Mom crazy. What memories I have! She's my big sis and I loved and will miss her dearly.

William Woods

February 10, 2021

I was sorry to see that Gena had passed. I had not seen her for several years, but enjoyed visiting with her when I did see her. My condolences to Stan and the rest of the family.

peggysue Hancock

February 10, 2021

I haven’t seen Gena since we were in grade school but remember she had a very sweet nature and feisty! Sorry to hear of her passing; May God grant peace to all left behind.

Mary Trottier-Simmons

February 9, 2021

Will so miss talking to you on the phone or over lunch. So glad our friendship lasted well after our early days at National City. Oh the stories we could tell!! Rest in peace my dear friend. Love you!