2011-04-14 / Obituaries

Lillian Clara McDaniel

February 27, 1927 - April 9, 2011

Mrs. McDaniel passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Hospice Homeplace in Tyler, Texas.

Lillian Clara Bolander McDaniel was born on February 27, 1927 in Lee County, Texas to Claud & Ellen Mae ( Green) Bolander. She was united in marriage to Henry “ Jessie” McDaniel on August 10, 1956 in Houston, Texas and was retired from Washington Mutual in Houston. Lillian was an active member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Tyler where she was part of the Senior Choir, assisted with the food pantry and was willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed. She was a member of the Eastern Star and enjoyed crafts.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claud & Ellen Bolander; her husband, Henry “Jessie” McDaniel; a stillborn daughter; brother, John Thomas “J.T.” Bolander and two sisters, Ellen Laverne Griffin and Elvira McMillan.

Lillian is survived by her brother, Claud Alton Bolander of Spring; her three sisters, Marguerite Allphin & her husband, Noble, of Bryan, Florence Gatlin & her husband, Winston, of Giddings and Lina Ruth Kelly & her husband, Coleman, of Bullard; sister-inlaw, Judy Bolander of Huntsville and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.

Funeral services for Lillian McDaniel, 84 of Tyler, Texas, were held at 11: 00 a. m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Jerry Calaway, Pastor of Praise and Worship at Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Tyler, officiating. Burial followed in the Beaman High Prairie Cemetery near Dime Box, Texas. Visitation was held Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family was present for visitation Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers were Neal Allphin, Stephen Kelly, Winston Gatlin Jr., John Bolander, Craig Wernecke and Pete Duffney.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701, Colonial Hills Baptist Church, 7330 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, Texas 75703 or the charity of one’s choice.

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