In loving memory of

Shirley Carol McDaniel
December 25, 1936 - March 10, 2023

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Shirley McDaniel, 86, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17, 2023, at New Era Lutheran Church. Pastor Aleese Kenitzer will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences:

Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m., on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Era Lutheran Church or Muscatine Community YMCA.

Shirley was born on December 25, 1936, in Muscatine, the daughter of Clarence and Eva McCormick Mockmore. She married Kenneth McDaniel on August 14, 1955.

She was a Certified Professional Secretary and worked in the Muscatine School System as a secretary and worked for E&M Charities at the Octagon House before retiring. She was a member of the New Era Lutheran Church and Lunch Group with class of 1955.

Shirley enjoyed traveling with her husband, going to the YMCA and McDonalds, sewing, upholstery, and saving money. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth of Muscatine; three children, Kim Dierickx, Kris Gladwell, and Rick McDaniel and wife, Janet, all of Muscatine; eight grandchildren, Renee Johnson (Chad), Becka Dotson (Doug), Rob Gladwell, Ryan Gladwell (Alexandria), Rachelle Harris (Corey), Brady McDaniel, Marcus McDaniel, and Austin McDaniel; five great grandchildren, Brent Ford-Johnson (Courtney), Carissa Johnson (Trevor Anderson), Hunter Johnson, Cooper Gladwell, and Emory Gladwell; one sister, Joyce Rudbeck of Davenport; niece, Kellijayne Rudbeck; many nieces and nephews; and sister-in-laws, Ruth Curtis and Karen McDaniel.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marilyn Ferguson; and several other family members.


Kathleen (Barry) Marshall ( wife of Ronald ( Butc wrote on Mar 18, 2023:

"To Shirley's family, I was so sorry to read of Shirley's passing. We attended MHS together and had some enjoyable times together. May you be comforted by your memories and may your faith sustain you during these most difficult times. I extend my prayers and sympathy to each of you. Kathleen (Barry) Marshall"

Rick Rexroth & family wrote on Mar 17, 2023:

"Have fond precious childhood memories of family get togethers with the McDaniel family. Shirley was such a lovely person who will be deeply missed. Wishing the family peace and comfort as you grieve Rick Rexroth & family "

Gail Petersen wrote on Mar 15, 2023:

"I knew Shirley from a class at the Y. What a delight she was! She will be greatly missed by those who knew her. My sincere sympathy to her family."

Cheryl Petersen wrote on Mar 14, 2023:

"Ken and Shirley are two of the kindest people. It was always a pleasure to see them. My sympathy to the families. Cheryl Petersen"

Kathy Stroud wrote on Mar 14, 2023:

"May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort, our deepest sympathy. Steve and Kathy Stroud"

Lisa Paul wrote on Mar 13, 2023:

"I am so saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. She was always such a kind and caring person and always had a smile on her face. She will be dearly missed. My deepest sympathy to everyone. Sincerely, Sam, Lisa, Kensley, Kaylin, and Kara Paul"

Bea and Jerry Bellman wrote on Mar 13, 2023:

"I am so sorry Kenny and all of your wonderful family to hear of Shirley's passing. Sending prayers and hugs to all of you. Bea and Jerry Bellman"

David & Valerie Pace - Roseville, MN wrote on Mar 12, 2023:

"Kenneth....So sorry to learn of Shirley's passing. I (David) can recall many fine/fun times in 4-H, school - cheer leading, etc.. Please pass on to your family our Sympathy. David and Valerie Pace"

Deloice Hidlebaugh wrote on Mar 12, 2023:

"So very sorry to see this. Shirley was such a wonderful sweet person. I have many fond memories of her and her family at our family gatherings. My prayers are with Ken and their family along with Joyce and her family. She will be sorely missed. May she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord."

Sarah Buckley wrote on Mar 12, 2023:

"Shirley was a very kind lady and she will be missed. Our thoughts are with Ken and the family."

Marilyn McKee wrote on Mar 12, 2023:

"I am so sorry to hear of Shirley?s passing. We had many good times as kids as we were about same age and always had so much fun growing up at family gatherings. We had our first real jobs together working at bank in Muscatine. My sympathy to ken and all family. "

Pat Freiburger wrote on Mar 11, 2023:

"Shirley was part of the Y swim class. She was always such an inspiration. Such a sweet lady. I will miss our talks. Her family is in my prayers.?"

Patty Searcy wrote on Mar 11, 2023:

"I?m saddened to see this loss. I always enjoyed talking to her at McDonald?s on Tuesdays? Prayers to the family. "

Dyann Roby wrote on Mar 11, 2023:

"May Christ's promise of eternal life grant comfort to the family. Peace shared from our hearts ---Dyann & Dave Roby"