Kathryn Louise “Kathy” McDaniel

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Kathryn Louise “Kathy” McDaniel

  • Birth 23 Sep 1946 Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 6 Dec 2007 Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
  • Burial Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 30808568

Hancock County Journal-Pilot, Monday, December 24, 2007 2:09 PM CST
Online Obituaries
KATHRYN L. MCDANIEL
Sept. 23, 1946 - Dec. 6, 2007


Kathryn Louise “Kathy” McDaniel, 61, formerly of Carthage, died suddenly on Dec. 6, 2007, at her home in Oakland, Calif. She was born on Sept. 23, 1946, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, the second daughter of Roscoe Lewis “Mac” and Margaret Jane Symmonds McDaniel. She is survived by one son, Matthew Hamilton (Luma) Dahlbacka of San Francisco, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Larry (Jane Ann) Boston of Livermore, Calif., Mrs. Walter (Barbara) Chapman of Edmonds, Wash., and Mrs. Timothy (Mary Elizabeth “Beth”) Cockrel of Bremerton, Wash.; four grandchildren, Danielle Dahlbacka of San Francisco, Jason Dahlbacka of Pleasant Hill, Calif., and Maya and Zachary Dahlbacka, both of San Francisco; two nieces, Christina Boston of Silver Spring, Md., and Mrs. William (Emily Everitt) Coates of Tacoma, Wash.; four nephews, Mark (Vanessa) Boston of Folsom, Calif., Matthew “Mac” Everitt of Bremerton, Wash., Ryan Cockrel of Paisley, Scotland, and Benjamin Cockrel of Bellingham, Wash.; one great-niece, Julia Boston; two great-nephews, Jake and Justin Boston; and her loving partner and companion of 12 years, Harry R. Payne Jr. of Oakland. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Nancy Ellen (McDaniel) Everitt; her grandparents, Paul and Bertha (Smith) Symmonds of Carthage, and Ernest and Mary (Hyde) McDaniel of Memphis, Missouri; and twin granddaughters, Sabine and Simone Dahlbacka. She was raised and attended school in Carthage. She graduated from Carthage Community High School in 1964, then attended Knox College in Galesburg and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a music major. While growing up in Carthage, she attended the First United Methodist Church, where she was active in various ministries - especially music, serving as organist, soloist and choir member. She continued to attend Methodist and Unitarian churches in various communities where she lived throughout her adult life. She was a gifted musician with a beautiful and unique voice. Music remained a constant, important part of her life. She performed for many years, and enjoyed listening to many styles of music, as well as encouraging the development of musical talent in others. At the time of her death, she was co-owner of Trip Toes Travel LLC in Oakland, where she had many opportunities to pursue another one of her passions - world travel. Her other interests included photography, art, world affairs, charitable work, and most of all, her family. She doted on her nieces and nephews as they were growing up, and her grandchildren were the “lights of her life.” She was a devoted mother, a loving daughter, a fun-loving and thoughtful sister, and a treasured friend to many. Her creative, inquisitive, artistic, adventurous, generous, and loving nature was a blessing to all who knew her, and her idealism and hope for “peace on earth” never faded. She touched many, many lives, and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held in early 2008 in California. The body has been cremated, and will later be interred at Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage. Specific information about services and a memorial fund will be provided to the Journal-Pilot once these arrangements are made.
HCJP 12/26/07 (used with permission)


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  • Created by: Larry and Jane
  • Added: 23 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30808568
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kathryn Louise “Kathy” McDaniel (23 Sep 1946–6 Dec 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30808568, citing Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Larry and Jane (contributor 46859165) .