Deborah McDaniel

Posted Online: April 11, 2014, 5:36 pm
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Deborah Kaye McDaniel, 63, left this earthly home on April 8, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Private burial will be later at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to Jordan Catholic School, Rock Island, or to Quad City Arts.
Deb was born in Burlington, Iowa, to LaMonte Duke and Shirley Duke Simms on March 13, 1951. She graduated from Notre Dame High School and attended the University of Iowa. Deb married David J. McDaniel on April 24, 1982, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Davenport. Together, they made their home and raised their family in Rock Island. Their children are Rachel Hayden and Logan and Tyler McDaniel.
Deb's first career took her to regional visual merchandising director for several Younker's stores. After retiring in 2003, she immersed herself in volunteer activities, especially with Junior Board of Rock Island, Alleman Heritage Ball and Quad City Arts. Deb also served on the board for the Autism Society of the Quad Cities. She turned volunteerism at Quad City Arts into a second career as Festival of Trees staff director.
Deb's great passion and talents in life were to serve family, friends and community. She was a tireless worker for the charities she cherished and valued her many friends. Her family, including her parents, siblings, extended family and, of course, her beloved husband, children and grandchildren, came first. Family challenges only made Deb a stronger person.
In addition to her husband, children, Rachel (Brandon) Hayden, Logan (Mindy) McDaniel and Tyler McDaniel and grandchildren, Carter, Nolan and Elijah Hayden, Dylan McDaniel and Kingston Haynie, Deb is loved and will be remembered by her parents; sister, Karla (Dennis) Standard; brothers, Greg (Lisa) Duke, Kevin (Janetta) Duke and Mike Duke; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. Preceding Deb in death were her grandparents; infant brother, Stevie; little sister, Linda; and uncles, Jerry Miller and Loren Much.
Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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