McDaniel, Joe A., Jr.
Age 61

Blue Springs, MO. Passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the St. Luke's Hospital on the Plaza. He was born March 1, 1952 in Paducah, KY to Joe A. and Judith M. McDaniel, Sr. He graduated high school in Council Bluffs, IA and received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE. Joe retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska after 27 years of service. Joe was a member of the Plaza Heights Baptist Church in Blue Springs, MO. He had a passion for his faith in Christ and lived his life for others. He enjoyed spending time with his family and tinkered with model trains in his spare time. Joe required no admiration for his generosity.

He married Kathryn Shubert on June 5, 2010 in Blue Springs. In addition to his wife, survivors include four children, Michael McDaniel (Amanda) of Mt. Vernon, WA, Lisa van Dongen (Jules) of Kansas City, MO, Christine Spooner (Michael) of Orlando, FL, Laura McDaniel of Chandler, AZ; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Shubert of Blue Springs, MO; his father, Joe A. McDaniel, Sr. and wife, Patricia of Mesa, AZ; two brothers, Dwain McDaniel (Collette) of Urbana, IL and Preston McDaniel (Lynne) of Gilbert, AZ; two sisters, Tamara Meenahan (Kevin) of Overland Park, KS and Patricia Smith of Yankton, SD; four grandchildren, Paulina, Suzanna, AnnaSophia and Peter. He was preceded in death by his mother and an infant son, David.

A FUNERAL SERVICE celebrating Joe's life will be held 3pm Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Plaza Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Toliver officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3pm prior to the service. Memorial contributions are suggested to Child Evangelism Fellowship KC and may be left in care of the Meyers Funeral Chapel. Memories of Joe and condolences may be left with the family at MEYERS FUNERAL CHAPEL
1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO 64015 816-229-3276

Published in Omaha World-Herald on Jan. 10, 2014