Allene Juanita (Bailey) Daniel passed away at 99 years of age on Friday, October 11th in Wichita, KS. She was born in Paris, TX on June 6, 1920 to Eunice and Thomas Allen Bailey.
Allene is survived by her daughter Kathryn Franklin of Andover, daughter-in-law Marla Daniel of Mesquite, NV; Grandchildren Wendi (Joe) Vittitow of Augusta, Staci (Brian) Lewis of Leon, Day (Josh) Davidson of Andover, and Brock Franklin of Wichita; in addition, she is survived by great-grandchildren Carri (Justin) Guy of Leon, Tyler Watters of El Dorado, Karson (Hadleigh) Lewis of Augusta, Austin Connell and Jenna Franklin both of Wichita, and Hayden Vittitow of Augusta as well as 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years Dale R Daniel, son Dale R Daniel Jr, son-in-law Jimmy W Franklin, great-granddaughter Kelsi Ferren, and great-great-granddaughter Jayla Watters.
Allene was a long time resident of El Dorado, KS where she worked in accounting for various companies, eventually retiring as office manager for Ronald Rice Investments in 1982. Allene was a member of First Christian Church where she served on the Building Committee, as president of the Christian Women’s Fellowship, as Deaconess, Church Treasurer, and Secretary of the Official Board over the years.
Retirement didn’t slow Allene down. She kept herself active in various clubs such as Book Lovers Club and several different Bridge Clubs. She also loved to crochet and knit, making gifts and treasured keepsakes for her family and friends and crafting hand-made items for the church bazaar and other fund-raising events. For many years she and Dale delivered Meals on Wheels and were active in the Midian Shrine where they had the pleasure of driving several children and their families to the Shriners Hospital in St. Louis to receive medical care.
Allene guided her family with love, grace, wisdom, and an unfailing faith in her Creator. Her spunk, her humor, her beauty, and her wit will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Allene’s honor be made to First Christian Church (El Dorado) Memorial Fund or Calvary United Methodist Church (Wichita) Memorial Fund.
Donations may be made to:
First Christian Church
300 W. Central, El Dorado KS 67042
Calvary United Methodist Church Memorial Fund
2525 N Rock Road, Wichita KS 67226