Ralph McDaniel, 91, died Wednesday, November 19, 2015 peacefully at his home with family.
He leaves the love of his life of 67 years, Sadie (Harley) McDaniel; his daughters, Beth Fox and husband Mike and Mary Ann Faulhaber and husband Allen; Older sister, Doris Shay of Jacksonville IL; Six grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Born and raised in Missouri, the son of Floyd and Mary Elizabeth McDaniel. Ralph was a 47 year resident of the Northland community and a member of Restore Community Church.
After serving in WWII with the Merchant Marines, Mr. McDaniel had the opportunity to join Whitaker Cable in Kansas City. He found his calling in Sales. This led his career from the East to West coast. He met his beautiful wife, Sadie Harley on a business trip in Charlotte, North Carolina and they were married three month later.
Mr. McDaniel had an extremely successful career that he retired from after 38 years as Vice President. He not only took pride in his career, but he truly relished the friends he made during his time in business.
Mr. McDaniel had a passion for his family. He parented with a deep love and with a tremendous gift of encouragement. Ralph was a genuine person, a man of great faith and a dear friend and mentor to many. He was an avid hunter and fisherman that included a lifetime of fun and adventure.
A funeral service celebrating Ralph’s life will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. The family will receive friends from 12-1:00 p.m., prior to the service. Following the service, family and friends will process to the Leavenworth National Cemetery, where a committal service with military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Global Orphan Project and may be left in care of the funeral home.