Rachel Ann McDaniel, 85 years old, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2021 at Chapel Woods Nursing Facility in Warren.
She was born to Ulysses McDaniel and Mary Adlee McDaniel in Drew County, Arkansas on November 30, 1935. She lived most of her life in Drew County, Arkansas. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Robbie Louise Hayes, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Carpenter.
Rachel made her most important decision when she became a believer in Jesus Christ at a young age. She became a member of Second Baptist Church in Monticello in 1955. Rachel attended Drew Central and Monticello Schools. She worked for Burlington Industries in the Sample Department, drove an 18-wheeler cross country, and sold insurance for Washington National. She loved her three daughters, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. She was always very proud of them. Rachel excelled at her two hobbies which included gardening and cooking.
She is survived by her three daughters, Billie Ann McMahon (George) of Titania, Idaho, Donna Hicks (Jim) of Lake Village, Arkansas, and Katie West (Everette) of Monticello, Arkansas; and a sister, Linda Booker of Monticello, Arkansas. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, Kelly Jo Derryberry, Kerry Hartness, Anne Reaves, Amber Plunkett, Will McMahon, Damian Hicks, Jerry West, and Wayne West; sixteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Funeral services will be Thursday, November 11, at 2 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service time in the chapel.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Dr., Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, www.alzark.org