On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Ann Lewis McDaniel lately of Rolla, MIssouri,, passed away due to heart failure at the age of 84.
Ann was born on January 2, 1935, to E.B. Lewis and Sarah (Funkhouser) Lewis, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She served in the United States Navy as a Dental Assistant at Patuxent River, Maryland, and later served as a civilian Dental Assistant at Camp Pendleton, California.
Ann worked as everything from a Dental assistant to waiter to bartender. She was a huge Neil Diamond fan. Over her years, Ann did handicrafts like knitting and quilting, she loved to read and at 60 she returned to school and studied American Sign-Language at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. She was a passionate advocate of gay rights and AIDS research, and supported women’s rights and progressive causes. One of her proudest moments was as a Missouri Delegate during the 2008 election.
Ann is survived by her brother, George of Bowling Green, Va. her three children, Shannon (McDaniel) Solomon, Sean McDaniel, and Scott McDaniel ; four grandchildren, Rose Chapman, Morgan Solomon, Raven McDaniel, and Corwin McDaniel; and six great-grandchildren.
Because Ann was so vocal about not wanting a big service, the family is planning a private Celebration of Life.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Kitten Division in St. Robert, Mo. http://kittendivision.com
or to your local animal shelter.
End of life services were provided by Rolla Cremation and Memorial of Rolla, Missouri. (573) 341-0220