Florence R. Neill Daniels, 86, Career at National Life
Florence R. Neill Daniels, 86, passed away on December 19, 2012, having grown up in Johnson, living most of her married life in South Northfield and recently in Montpelier. She was born April 8, 1926 to Leroy & Linnie Morse Neill in Johnson, VT. She graduated as Valedictorian and President of her class of 1943 from Johnson High School in Johnson, VT.
She was married to Kenneth Daniels on March 5, 1945, in Amarillo, Texas. He predeceased her on February 15, 1998. She is survived by six children, Al Daniels of Exeter, RI, Ilene Joslin of Waitsfield, Les Daniels of South Northfield, Deb Daniels of Alameda, CA, Sheila Simerson of Cadillac, MI, Kay Daniels of Alameda, CA; her sister, Janice Blake of Bradford; Sister in-laws, Shirley Abbott of Deland, FL, Josephine Aiken of Charlestown, NH, Peggy Daniels, Polly Maloney, both of Northfield; eight grandsons, five granddaughters, fourteen great grandsons, three great granddaughters. She had special relationships with all her daughter in-laws and son in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Florence raised her children and managed her home until 1973, when she started her career at National Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1988. She then served hot lunch at the Comiskey School and was known as the “ice cream lady” in the 1990’s.
She enjoyed baking, cooking, decorating cakes, family reunions, sewing quilts, traditional country music, word games and thirty-five years of camping.
There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be conducted this spring in Vermont Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center. Donations may be made in her memory to American Cancer Society, 121 Connor Way, Suite 240, Williston, VT 05495 or Camp Takumta, PO Box 459, South Hero, VT 05486. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is handling the arrangements.