Marjorie M. McDaniel
Marjorie M. McDaniel passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, August 4, 2018.
Marjorie will always be lovingly remembered by her family, son, Stuart, daughter Carol (Mike) grandchildren, Lisa (Chris), Christopher (David), great-grandchildren Kristina, Svetlana, and Victoria, and great-great grandchild, Laiklyn. Her husband, Steward McDaniel and her parents preceded her in death.
Marjorie Mae McKee, the daughter of Lela and Patrick McKee was born October 4, 1920 in Centertown, Missouri.
She grew up on a Missouri family farm along with her eight brothers and sisters, all of whom preceded her in death.
In high school, Marjorie was involved in a variety of sports (including star basketball player), music and drama. She was voted all around girl and was valedictorian of her class.
Marjorie attended Warrensburg Teachers College and later taught all eight grades in a one room school.
She was married to Steward McDaniel on August 10, 1941 at the First Baptist Church in Centertown, Missouri. They were blessed in marriage sixty-six years preceding his death in 2007. She served in pastorates with her husband in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and California – serving in many capacities.
Marjorie played the piano and sang, loved to teach, enjoyed entertaining, and was involved with crafts such as quilting, needlepoint, crocheting, and making beautiful flower arrangements out of dough.
She has been involved in American Baptist Womens’ work for years. She has served National, Regional, and Local boards in many different capacities. Marjorie was founder and president of the American Baptist Women at the First Baptist Church of Santa Barbara. She served as treasurer until the time of her death. She has been a member of the First Baptist Church for over 50 years.
She worked as a volunteer at Valle Verde in assisting residents with letter writing and other needs. She headed up a group of volunteers in managing the store at Valle Verde and managed the beauty shop as well.
She had strong convictions, dedication and strong passion for her beliefs and for her church and so enjoyed sharing this passion with others.
She had an amazing love for her family and so enjoyed their family time together and taking interest in and having special bonds with each of them.
She truly celebrated each day of life with a strong, positive attitude.
The family wants to thank all of those who continually shared their love, compassion and support including her “adoptive” family of caregivers – Alicia, Anna, Hilda, Jessica and Adela in caring for “Margie.”
The family also wants to thank the many staff members of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara for their guidance, compassion and care in being there for the caregivers, and the family in caring for Marjorie.
The service of celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Santa Barbara, located at 949 Veronica Springs Road, Santa Barbara at 11:00am. Viewing will be prior to the service at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Central Baptist Theological Seminary for Steward M. and Marjorie M. McDaniel Scholarship, 6601 Monticello Road, Shawnee-Mission, Kansas 66216.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider