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Lera Luree McDaniel

Lera Luree McDaniel, 95, of Wabash, and with family in Huntington, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at 10 p.m., at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash.  

Mrs. McDaniel was a graduate of Lincolnville High School and Fort Wayne Business College. She worked for Richard Byrd at the Wabash Abstract Company. She also worked at H&R Block for 10 years, as a custodian at the Wabash City Schools and Metropolitan School District of Wabash County, Honeywell Inc., Ford Meter Box, General Tire and the US Census Bureau. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, and attended the Wabash First, Lincolnville and Asbury churches.

She was born on May 25, 1926, in Wabash County, to Orla O. and Clara Belle Brane Smith. She married Don McDaniel on July 5, 1949, in Peru. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1986.

Survivors include two children, Asher (Diane) McDaniel, of Fairfield Bay, AR, and Leralee Riddle, of Huntington; five grandchildren, Trinka (Brian) Ballor, of Smithville, MO, Lauren (Gabe) Wittig, of Pleasant Hill, MO, Ashlee (Rick) Watson, of Centerpoint, PA, Randy Riddle, of Clearfield, FL, and Valerie Riddle, of Huntington; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.  

She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Jake Holland.

A funeral service took place on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. Alan Siepker officiated.

Burial was in Roann Community Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to Center Grove Cemetery or McDaniel Seminary Scholarship Fund at the United Methodist Foundation.

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