Alma Dee Daniel, age 97, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016, in Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
Born on December 13, 1918, in the Plevna/Newark community, Alma Dee was the daughter of Emmett Lee and Mary Lottie Hamilton Hall.
She was united in marriage with Hiram Clare Palmer, Jr. and he preceded her in death on December 6, 1948. To this union one daughter, DeeAnn was born. On February 9, 1954, at Shelbina, Missouri, she was united in marriage to John Dale Daniel and they recently celebrated 62 years of marriage.
John and Alma Dee began farming north of Canton, Missouri, then moved to the Oakdale community north of Lakenan, Missouri, in 1957. They retired from farming in 1989, and then moved to Shelbina, Missouri. Since 2008, John and Alma Dee have resided in Edina, Missouri.
Alma Dee was employed as a secretary and bookkeeper in Knox and Shelby Counties. She was known for her sharp mind and love for financial and political interest. She was a woman of faith and loved her family, extended family and all the family gatherings. She had the ability to make everyone she met feel welcome. Alma Dee was a member of the Prairie View Baptist Church at Hunnewell, Missouri, and was active with the Senior Citizens in Shelbina and Knox Counties. She loved laughter and dancing and spending time with family and friends.
Alma Dee is survived by her husband, John Daniel of Edina, Missouri; one daughter, DeeAnn Palmer Roths and her husband, Clyde “Butch” of Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Marie Clark of Edina, Missouri; one grandchild Scott Harris Henning and wife, Amy of Benton, Kansas; two great-grandchildren, David and Shelby Henning; and several nieces and nephews.
Alma Dee was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Lester Emmett Hall, Arthur W. Hall, Robert Lee Hall, and one in infancy; and two sisters, Bertha Jean Hall and Mary Viola Willey.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2016, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend Sam Smith will officiate for the services. Burial will be in the Mt. Salem Cemetery.
Music will be provided by Marsha Pinson, organist and Jim and Kyle Clark vocalists, singing “How Great Thou Art”, “Have Thine Own Way Lord” and “Amazing Grace”.
Casket bearers will be Matthew Clark, David Clark, Greg Rotert, Matthew Reel, John Poehlman and David Palmer.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
Memorials may be made to Knox County Nutrition Center and may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri 63537.