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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
Fax: (269) 623-3188
Diana McDaniel

Diana L. McDaniel

Thursday, April 22nd, 1948 - Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Diana L. McDaniel


She was a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. Diana was born April 22, 1948 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Marvin and Kathryn (Thatcher) Francisco. On July 23, 2019 Diana gave up her courageous battle with cancer. She was strong in living and death. She enjoyed playing the drums and singing with the bands “Pay Dirt” and later, “The Bandits.” She was a devoted horse woman. Topping that was her love of family. Daughter: Jackie (Ralph) Elliott, granddaughters: Paige Elliott, Jennifer (Brandon) Geerligs, Angela (Barry) Cooper; great grandchildren: Maison McDaniel, Danielle Fields, and Hailee Pickford; Sister: Sharon (Gary) Metheny; nephew: Shawn (Lorraine) Metheny; nieces: Kimberly (Forrest) Bagley and Shannon Metheny. Making sure her family was full - she was always cooking. All family and friends will miss her. A special thank you to Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence in Battle Creek, you all were amazing! Diana’s family will receive friends on Saturday, July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be conducted at Noon, Pastor Steve Olmstead officiating. Burial will take place in Dowling Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Barry County Humane Society will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Diana’s family.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Williams-Gores Funeral Home
    133 E ORCHARD ST
    DELTON, MI 49046
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 12:00pm
    Williams-Gores Funeral Home
    133 E ORCHARD ST
    DELTON, MI 49046
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Dowling Cemetery


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Linda Taylor

Posted at 12:25pm
My name is Linda Cheney Taylor I live @ Pleasant Lake were Diana once lived in fact I bought the house that was the horse barn they owned. Diana would take me for horse rides (Ginger was her horse) and later I got my first horse and we would go to horse shows and riding behind Pleasant lake were no houses were down the dirt roads and Yankee springs 4-H etc... Jackie was very small at the time I don't know if she remembers me the band was Paydirt and Diana played the drums. It was a great part of my childhood she was such a nice lady (long hair) I really missed her when I moved away and she did also. I now live @ 5060 N. Shore Dr. on Pleasant Lake I am back but much older. So sorry for your loss she was a wonderful woman.

Fran Erskine

Posted at 05:30pm
We were friends many years ago---rode together on horses, and I used to go hear them play and sing. Hadn't seen much of her over the years, but have many fond memories. My condolences to the family. Jackie, you lived in Yankee Springs when I knew you, and had a mastiff dog. Blessings to you all.

Pat & Glenn Richardson

Posted at 06:37pm
A lady with a Love for animals & that Love given to her family ..RIP , a void will be with all that knew her. Hugs & Love ,You all are in our thoughts .

Vicky Morse

Posted at 10:25am
I am so very sorry to hear of Diana's passing. We were both very young when we first met. I was amazed at her musical talent. Always a sweet gal. Condolences to the family and friends.

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