Friday, July 29, 2022

Obituary - Edward Rice McDaniel

Edward Rice McDaniel, age 88, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at his home. He was born March 3, 1934, the son of Frank and Alta Richards McDaniel. Ed served in the United States Navy for 4 years. He married Barbara Russell on June 3, 1956, in Hunt City, IL. She preceded him in death on November 30, 2017.

For several years, Ed farmed with Barbara in Illinois. They later would begin truck driving together for the next 25 years. Following driving for commercial companies, Ed turned to teaching truck driving at Fort Scott Community College for the next 15 years until retirement. He enjoyed cattle, horses, and vegetable gardening.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Remlinger, Ft. Scott; a sister, Anna Belle Lambird, Newton, IL; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Gretchen McDaniel; a son, Edward McDaniel; 2 brothers, Robert, and Jerry McDaniel; and a sister, Geneva Matar.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Friday July 29th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Cremation will take place following with burial later in the Brockville Cemetery, Newton, Illinois.

Memorials are suggested to Elks Lodge #579 for Christmas Baskets and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guest book at

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