JERSEYVILLE- Richard Leon Daniels Sr., 66, died unexpectedly at 9:13 a.m., Monday, February 10, 2014 at his residence.He was born in Kane on Nov. 17, 1947, the son of the late Everett J. & Emma (Isringhausen) Daniels.He had been employed at Olin Corp. in East Alton, and was a custodian at the former St. Joseph Hospital in Alton.He married the former Cheryl Beavers on March 27, 1971 in Cottage Hills and they shared 27 years before her death on Dec. 28, 1998.Surviving are his loving companion, Rita (Long) Miller of Jerseyville; three daughters & son in laws, Kandyss & Joe Kessinger of Patterson, Shannon & Vince Stone of Wood River, and Angie & James Farris of Roodhouse; a son, Richard Daniels Jr., and his fiance', Amanda of Pana; Rita's children, Marcella Pauterbaugh of Martinsburg and Jessica Little of Medora; 13 Grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and three grandchildren from Ritas children; three sisters, Loretta Drake, Kimberly Mundy and Sharon Acree all of Jerseyville; five brothers, George Daniels of White Hall, Clifford Daniels of Jerseyville, Leo "Woody" Daniels of Alton, Robert Daniels & Raymond Daniels both of Jerseyville; a brother in law, Michael Lay of Columbia, Mo.; along with many nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, and his wife, Cheryl, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Judy Ann Daniels, Camilla Waltrip and Nevada Lay.Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday. Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate.Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites.Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home.
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