Alton Leigh McDaniel, age 91, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home. He was born on Apr. 1, 1925 in Patterson, NJ, the son of Samuel Alton and Evelyn Marie (Howell) McDaniel. He was a retired Journalist and Pastor, receiving his BA in Journalism at Colgate University, his Masters of Divinity at Bethany Theological Seminary and was a US Navy Veteran of WWII.
On May 14, 1955 he married Lucille (Hamstead) at Farmington DE, she survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Stephen (Sam) McDaniel, McPherson, KS; three daughters, Rebecca McDaniel, Milford, DE, Joy Rowe (Bob), Milford DE, Leigh Roberts (Jay), St. John, KS; a sister, Shirley Rogers (David) N. Manchester, IN; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Graveside service will be 10:30 AM Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John with Rev. Jane Flora-Swick presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library or Interim Healthcare & Hospice in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, KS 67576.