McDaniel nee Singleton, Virginia Louise

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM Thursday, March 11, 2021

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Midlawn Memorial Gardens in Union, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Alzheimer’s Association


Virginia Louise McDaniel of Festus, MO, departed this life at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on March 7, 2021, having reached the age of ninety-two years, seven months and three days. Virginia was born in Overland, MO, on August 4, 1928, daughter of Wray Levi Singleton and Fannie Singleton nee Paul. As a young woman, she was united in marriage and blessed to have five children. On September 2, 1957, she was united in marriage to Charles Leonard McDaniel, known to all as Charlie.

Virginia is survived by her sons, Donal Wheeler and Lester Wheeler of St. Louis,MO; by her daughters, Ginny Box and husband, Wayne, of Waynesville, MO, Leanna Howard of Oakville, MO and Jeana Baybo of Festus, MO; by her sister-in-law, Carol Singleton of Hobgood, NC; by twelve grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Wray and Fannie Singleton; by her husband, Charlie McDaniel; by her brothers, William, Maurice, Winfred, John and Vernon Singleton, and by her sisters, Ethel Wimer, Barbara Kramer, Mary Koss and Pauline Barnhart.

Virginia was a Christian of the Baptist faith and believed in the Lord as her Savior. She was a past member of Friendship Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO and a current member of Westside Baptist Church in Waynesville, MO. During her working career, she was employed by the Missouri Highway Patrol as a switchboard operator. In her younger years, she enjoyed going dancing and caring for her flower garden. Virginia was an avid reader and loved to work crossword and word search puzzles. She was also a talented seamstress and enjoyed doing embroidery. What meant most to her was time spent with family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will be cherished by them all forever.

A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO with the Rev. Lindell Shelden officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.