• Florence Daniels
    January 01,2013

    Florence Daniels

    NORTHFIELD — Florence R. Neill Daniels, 86, passed away on Dec. 19, 2012, having grown up in Johnson, living most of her married life in South Northfield and recently in Montpelier. She was born April 8, 1926, to Leroy and Linnie Morse Neill in Johnson. She graduated as valedictorian and president of her class of 1943 from Johnson High School in Johnson.

    She was married to Kenneth Daniels on March 5, 1945, in Amarillo, Texas. He predeceased her on Feb. 15, 1998. She is survived by six children, Al Daniels, of Exeter, R.I., Ilene Joslin, of Waitsfield, Les Daniels, of South Northfield, Deb Daniels, of Alameda, Calif., Sheila Simerson, of Cadillac, Mich., Kay Daniels, of Alameda, Calif.; her sister, Janice Blake, of Bradford; sisters-in-law, Shirley Abbott, of Deland, Fla., Josephine Aiken, of Charlestown, N.H., Peggy Daniels, Polly Maloney, both of Northfield; eight grandsons; five granddaughters; 14 great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters. She had special relationships with all her daughters-in-law and sons-in-law, nieces and nephews.

    Florence raised her children and managed her home until 1973, when she started her career at National Life Insurance Co., retiring in 1988. She then served hot lunch at the Comiskey School and was known as the “ice cream lady” in the 1990s.

    She enjoyed baking, cooking, decorating cakes, family reunions, sewing quilts, traditional country music, word games and 35 years of camping.

    There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be conducted this spring in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Randolph Center, Friday, May 10, 2013, at 11 a.m.

    Donations may be made in her memory to American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, P.O. Box 459, South Hero, VT 05486. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is handling the arrangements.

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