Wanda McCall McDaniels, 88, of White Hall and formerly of Springfield and Chatham, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, with her family by her side.
She was born Dec. 2, 1925, in Springfield to William and Olive Gray Masters. Wanda married Charles McCall in 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1977; she then married Arthur McDaniels in 1999 and he preceded her in death in 2010.
An infant sister, Marcella Masters died in 1929 and son-in-law, Jay Brown died in 2001.
Wanda and her husband, Charles, loved to travel with their children, camping across the United States. She also traveled with the "Merry Widows," a group of widowed friends from the area. She traveled to all states with the exception of Rhode Island. After she married Art McDaniels, they continued travel adventures in their leisure time to Europe and cruising to the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Hawaii and Alaska.
Mrs. McDaniels worked at Charles Thomas Publishers, but retired in 1989 from UCB after many years of service.
Wanda will be greatly missed by her daughters, Vickie (James) Hamilton of Carrollton and Chris Brown of Chatham; son, Rick (Linda) McCall of Glenarm; grandchildren, Todd Hamilton of Chatham, Mark (Kelly) Hamilton of Dunlap, Kevin (Cara) McCall of Tuscola, Megan McCall of Glenarm, Melisa McCall of Glenarm, Ryan Brown (fiancée, Brynn Berryman) of Arden, N.C., Keith Brown of Chicago; great grandchildren, Clare, Henry, Liam, and Eileen Hamilton, Riley and Lane McCall; sister, Wilma Harris of Tucson, Ariz.
Wanda met Art at the Chatham Senior Center, as they both volunteered for the Daily Bread Deliveries and other activities. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Chatham Senior Center, 111 West Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629.
Cremation rites will be accorded by Cremation Services of Central Illinois, Chatham, before services. Her family will greet friends from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Staab Polk Memorial Home, 8855 State Rt. 4, Chatham. Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. at Staab Polk Memorial Home. Please visit www.staabpolk.com
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