Agnes D. (Evans) McDaniels, age 80, of Shickshinny died Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Born on April 16, 1941 in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of the late David and Edna (Stackhouse) Evans. For the past several years she was a resident of the Bonham Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Stillwater, due to a stroke that left her right side weak.
Aggie most recently was employed at her daughter’s restaurant, Main Street Bar & Grill, in Mocanaqua. Before that she was a caretaker for many years as well as co-owner of A-1, Inc. with her husband.
She is survived by her husband Harold A. McDaniels with whom she observed their 61st wedding anniversary on June 11, 2021, two daughters: Brenda L. Long and Margaret A. (Peggy) McDaniels of Shickshinny; a son-in-law, Douglas D. Derr, Sr; grandchildren: James H. Dorris, Tanya M., wife of Justin E. Chapin, Douglas D. Derr, Jr. and Jason K. Long and his wife Gelli Ecle; a step-grandson, Robert L. Long, Jr. and his wife Alicia and their children Tyler, Robert, III, Alexis and Madison Long; great-grandchildren Asa M. Dorris, Colton E. Chapin, and Kaden L. Long and a great-granddaughter by heart, Amelia Bolesta, sister-in-law Cathy McDaniels and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Jeanette M. (McDaniels) Derr, a son-in-law Robert L. Long, siblings Thomas Evans and his wife Josie, Shirley Karcheski and Miriam B. Evans, her in-laws, Harold D. and Rhoda McDaniels, a brother-in-law David H. McDaniels and sister-in-law Bessie (McDaniels) Miller.
Aggie loved her family and any time she could spend with them. She loved us all, but Asa and Colton were the lights of her world. She loved traveling the country with her husband as a passenger in his Freightliner rig. She loved a good gossip session to her family’s displeasure. She loved to spoil her family with a good home cooked meal. We will all miss her many specialties, like goulash and potato soup. No one peeled a Granny Smith apple quite like she did.
A special thank you to a few of her friends for keeping her busy on the phone: Debbie Appleby Miller, Jule Moore, Betty Moyer, Debbie Lechleitner and Francene Tearpock-Martini.
The family cannot thank Bonham Nursing Center & Rehabilitation and their wonderful staff enough for the care they gave her the last few years, she loved all of you. A very special word of gratitude to all her friends that would gather together in the hallway and also to Brenda Yaple for making her laugh and for praying with her.
As per her request, there will be no services. Love your loved ones, hug them and spend as much time with them as you can.
You are now with your Jeanette.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.
Condolence messages and photographs may be posted at: www.krinerfuneralhomes.
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