OBITUARY

Geraldine Lavern McDaniel

April 6, 1936July 2, 2019
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Geraldine “Gerry” McDaniel went home to her heavenly Father on July 2, 2019. She was born to E.H. “Gene” and Fernie Terrell on April 6, 1936 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was raised in a godly home with many loving relatives around her. They are all welcoming her to her eternal place with praise and joy. After graduating from Central H.S. in 1954, she chose to marry the love of her life, Kenneth McDaniel in 1956. Ken and Gerry lived an Air Force life living all over the world. Cyndie and Kelly were born in Rome, NY and Ken Robert followed in Oklahoma City while Gerry waited to move to Yokota Japan. The family spent time in Clovis NM, Oklahoma City, OK, Anchorage AK, Hampton VA and then Ken retired in Tucson AZ. Once retired, Ken bought a ranch near Maud, OK which Gerry often referred to as the “funny farm”. They lived there 38 years turning it into a beautiful place for hosting their annual Fourth of July family picnics and many other social events. Gerry was the ultimate hostess. She always made sure everyone had enough to eat and was having a good time. She loved spending time with her grandchildren at home and away. The great-grandchildren always brought a smile to her face when they visited her many times at the end of her life. She loved the Lord and spent many years of service teaching Bible Study Fellowship classes and singing in the church choir. Everyone who met her will remember her generous spirit and abounding love. We will miss her but all of us know we will see her again. She is survived by her husband Kenneth McDaniel, her daughter, Cynthia and Michael Gross, Daughter, Kelly and Bruce Isbell, and her Son, Ken Robert McDaniel. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Jennifer Gross, Daniel Isbell, Kendall McDaniel, Andrew Gross, Philip Isbell, Caleb McDaniel, Benjamin Isbell, Mason McDaniel and Jacob Isbell as well as her great-grandchildren, Emily and Sadie Isbell, Rico Wood, Ethan and Case Isbell, Carson Isbell, Jude and Ellie Isbell and Jackson McDaniel.

“Children’s children are a crown to the aged and parents are the pride of their children” Proverbs 17:6

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1Cor 13:13

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Andrew Gross, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Isbell, Pallbearer
  • Philip Isbell, Pallbearer
  • Ben Isbell, Pallbearer
  • Kendall McDaniel, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Caleb McDaniel, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mason McDaniel, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bruce Isbell, Musician
  • Mike Edwards, Musician
  • Jacob Isbell, Officiating
  • Daniel Isbell, Reader

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Formal Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

Geraldine Lavern McDaniel

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Kelly Isbell

July 16, 2019

Dear Mom,
I miss you so very much. I’ve been missing you long before this day, but today as we say our goodbyes to your physical-self, I feel your spiritual-self closer to me than ever before. No more miles will separate us, no more pain in your body, no more confusion in your thoughts. You are wholly beautiful in God’s presence today.
You have given me so much. You taught me how to love unconditionally, how to completely forgive, how to handle fear and anxiety. You taught me about encouragement with your every note cards filled with scripture you sent or tucked away in my bible for me to find later. You taught me how to stand firm on the foundation of our faith, how to walk with my savior, how to surrender to His will, how to immerse myself in the word and how to pray never ceasing. You loved every animal that came your way. Hospitality was your gift. You loved being “Mom” to all our friends. You invited a young man who showed up to our church over for lunch the very first day he visited. He later became my husband, Bruce. She loved you Bruce. I love the memories that flood my soul when you play and sing the hymns she loved so much.
Now To my children: I’m so glad you knew your gramma in her good days. She was there greeting each of you on the first days of your lives. She was there through most of your accomplishments cheering you on. She was there on the other end of the phone giving me council on how to raise you 4 boys! She had endless supply of mints in her purse for any given time you boys would ask for one. I know you will miss her. Part of who you are is the result of her constant prayer for your health, your salvation, your spouses and your children. Keep her memories close to your heart and do not forget the life lessons she lived out for you.
To my daughter-in-laws: She loved all 4 of you so much. You are the answer to her prayers (and mine). She would be proud to see each of you grow in your roles of wife and mother.
To my grandchildren: I wished you would have known your GG Mac in the ways your daddies knew her. But know this, every time you came to visit in the later part of her life, her smiles and joy returned - even for a brief time - as she would light up when she would see you babies walk into the room. Every time you ask me for a mint, I think of her. For I also have an endless supply of mints in my purse for such an occasion!
To my dad, Cyndie and Ken, Mike, Jenny, Andy, Kendall, Caleb and Mason: She is our rock, the glue that holds us together. She will be sorely missed by us all, but her life is continuing in the lives of this whole family. Look for her in the lives of those of us left behind to live out the legacy she has left. We will see her again.

Kerry Bruce

July 13, 2019

I spent many hours at the McDaniel home. She was like a mom to me and their family always welcome and warm with lots of love. We have always had so much fun on the Fourth of July, I remember riding horses and cooking out.. Losing my sunglasses and evening in the camper. Feeding the peacocks and just enjoy and good family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with your family today as You send an Angel off on her way. Fly high sweet lady, There’s a special place for you waiting. Love you all Kerry

Shawna Isbell

July 11, 2019

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Shawna Isbell

July 11, 2019

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Shawna Isbell

July 11, 2019

Ft worth zoo 💖

Shawna Isbell

July 11, 2019

Always a good time at the farm!

Shawna Isbell

July 11, 2019

Trip to the Ft Worth zoo 💖

Shawna Isbell

July 11, 2019

The look Grandma gave Bruce for telling her she shouldn’t stand on that chair. I loved her fiery spirit and how she took care of everyone around her! She had such a servants heart! ❤️

Friends and Family

July 10, 2019

Brenda Graves Johnson - So sorry for your loss Kelly. But rejoicing that she is whole again. Love and prayers.
Marilyn Bowers Tucker - I just saw this, Kelly McDaniel Isbell. I'm so sorry for your loss, but rejoicing in her heavenly home going! Love you!
Celia Kennedy Fuller - Peace and comfort to you and your family
Katie Miller-Harshman - Beautiful photo! I’m praying for comfort for you all. We will see you Friday. God Bless.
‎Carol Doddroe‎ - Kelly,it's with great heartache that I write you about your mother passing, I know she is with Jesus, ,but she was one of the most loved persons I know she was my most wonderful friend,and I loved to hear her laugh,, we used to have some of the the craziest and funny times,,I loved her,so much Just know you and Cyndie and your dad are in our thoughts ad prayers,,,Love you, Carol Doddroe
Gary Magee - So many wonderful memories
Robert Isbell - What a great tribute. I’m so sorry for your loss Kelly
Marcia Patty Ulbrich - What a nice picture of you and your mom. Beautiful memories for you
Lora Kates McDaniel - I absolutely love this picture
Carla Terrell - Beautiful picture Kelly! Thinking of all of you!❤️
Kim Hite - Such a sweet pic of you both ❤️ so sorry to hear about your mom it's sad loosing our moms..it's been 13 years for me missing my mom😪
Lynne Sloan Hazlett - I love this picture Kelly Your Mom was a very special lady in my life
Gary Magee - Your Mother is in many, many of my childhood memories! Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture!
Rich Sivertsen - Great Picture! Many Wonderful Memories!
Dianne Sprock - This photo is exactly how I visualize your mom although it has been many years since I actually saw her. This photo is a treasure!
Angel Nunez-Gross - Two beautiful ladies inside and out!
Jennifer Curry Kee - Cyndie- I am so very sorry for your great loss. I will always remember her kindness, hospitality, and grace. Based on the stories I’ve heard about her, she was a treasure to her family.❤️

Friends and Family

July 10, 2019

Jason Lehman - Sorry for your loss
Steve Thomas - So sorry Ken for your loss. My prayers to your family.
Brian Daigle - Thoughts and prayers to you and yours Ken.....
Mark Hanna - Sorry for your family's loss
Mitch Clowe - Sorry to hear this Ken!! Praying for you and the family!
Al Lowry - Ken, my condolences for your loss.
David Halter - You and your family are in our prayers.
Robert Wood - Sorry for your loss, praying for you and your fam

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Biography

Geraldine “Gerry” McDaniel went home to her heavenly Father on July 2, 2019. She was born to E.H. “Gene” and Fernie Terrell on April 6, 1936 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was raised in a godly home with many loving relatives around her. They are all welcoming her to her eternal place with praise and joy. After graduating from Central H.S. in 1954, she chose to marry the love of her life, Kenneth McDaniel in 1956. Ken and Gerry lived an Air Force life living all over the world. Cyndie and Kelly were born in Rome, NY and Ken Robert followed in Oklahoma City while Gerry waited to move to Yokota Japan. The family spent time in Clovis NM, Oklahoma City, OK, Anchorage AK, Hampton VA and then Ken retired in Tucson AZ. Once retired, Ken bought a ranch near Maud, OK which Gerry often referred to as the “funny farm”. They lived there 38 years turning it into a beautiful place for hosting their annual Fourth of July family picnics and many other social events. Gerry was the ultimate hostess. She always made sure everyone had enough to eat and was having a good time. She loved spending time with her grandchildren at home and away. The great-grandchildren always brought a smile to her face when they visited her many times at the end of her life. She loved the Lord and spent many years of service teaching Bible Study Fellowship classes and singing in the church choir. Everyone who met her will remember her generous spirit and abounding love. We will miss her but all of us know we will see her again. She is survived by her husband Kenneth McDaniel, her daughter, Cynthia and Michael Gross, Daughter, Kelly and Bruce Isbell, and her Son, Ken Robert McDaniel. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Jennifer Gross, Daniel Isbell, Kendall McDaniel, Andrew Gross, Philip Isbell, Caleb McDaniel, Benjamin Isbell, Mason McDaniel and Jacob Isbell as well as her great-grandchildren, Emily and Sadie Isbell, Rico Wood, Ethan and Case Isbell, Carson Isbell, Jude and Ellie Isbell and Jackson McDaniel.

“Children’s children are a crown to the aged and parents are the pride of their children” Proverbs 17:6

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1Cor 13:13