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Shirley McDaniel

Shirley Yvonne McDaniel, 76, passed away at 10 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo., following an illness.
She was born April 12, 1937, in Blue Mound. Her parents were W.W. “Bud” and Fern (Jackson) McElvain. She graduated from Moran High School in 1955. She had lived in Columbus since 1973.
She worked as a bank teller at several banks in Southeast Kansas, last working at Columbus State Bank for 15 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Columbus. She enjoyed camping with her family in Colorado, watching baseball, sewing and quilt making.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Harley McDaniel, who she married on Sept. 2, 1956, in Mildred.
Additional survivors include one son, Shane McDaniel, and wife, Barbara, Seneca, Mo.; one daughter, Kelli Bigando, and husband, Brian, Columbus; one sister-in-law, Donna McElvain, Cave Creek, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Taylor McDaniel, Hunter McDaniel, Colton McDaniel, Aaron Bigando and Sarah Bigando.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ronald McElvain.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., today, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Columbus. Pastor Dennis Johnson officiated. Rev. Mark Demas will speak at the graveside service at Park Cemetery Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Columbus Community Foundation Fireworks fund or to First United Methodist Church, Columbus, in care of the funeral home. Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Kelli Bigando, 137 Grandview, Columbus, KS.

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