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Stephen "Steve" D. McDaniel, 67, of Carthage, Mo., passed away June 30, 2017, in Joplin, Mo. Steve was born April 1, 1950, in Monett, Mo., to Millard Alton McDaniel and Frances "Wiese" McDaniel.
Steve was a lifetime Carthage resident and formerly worked at Schreiber Foods, where he retired. Steve was a member of Christ Church of Oronogo. He was a member of, and served on the board of directors of, Carthage Kiwanis Club. Steve could fix anything; if Steve couldn't fix it, it couldn't be fixed.
Steve is survived by one daughter, Genna Reid and husband, Jeff, of Carthage; one sister, Marilyn Rice, of Joplin; two granddaughters, Arden and Hannah Reid; two nephews, Adam Rice and Andrew Rice; one niece, Emily Rice; and former wife, Brenda. Steve is preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Wayne Rice.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Ulmer Funeral Home.
Contributions may be made to the Carthage Kiwanis Club Kiddieland, in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
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2 Corinthians 4:16-18
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
Published on July 9, 2017
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