Claris McDaniel

Claris Marie McDaniel, 89, a resident of Wolf Run, Philippi, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in United Hospital Center, under the care of People’s Hospice.

She was born April 19, 1928, in Arden, a daughter of the late Monzell Huff and Daisy Blaine (Moats) Mitchell.

She was united in marriage Oct, 11, 1947 to Wilbert “Wes” McDaniel, who preceded her in death Dec. 7, 2016.

Surviving are two daughters, Janette Cross and husband, Jeff, of Philippi and Barbara Ritter and husband Larry of Zelienople, Pennsylvania; one brother, Russell William Mitchell of Teter Lake community; and four grandchildren, Carmella Miller and husband, Chris, of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, Derek Ritter and wife, Kristen, of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, Amanda Lantz and husband, Wes, of Philippi and Cory Cross of Philippi; five great-grandchildren, Abigail Miller, Casen and Easton Ritter, Lane and Preston Lantz and Wyatt Cross.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Timothy Ritter; one sister, Minnie Reed; and one brother, Ralph Mitchell

Ms. McDaniel was a homemaker. She was an avid reader and writer, collected Depression Glass and loved to quilt. She also loved flowers and animals.

Ms. McDaniel was a member of Arden United Methodist Church and a graduate of Philippi High School with the class of 1947.

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 220 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8-11 a.m., the service hour, with the Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhome