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Mrs. Velma M. McDaniel, 68, of Lincoln, formerly of Easton, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Hospital. She was born on April 8, 1917, near Athens, the daughter of Robert and Flora Ferguson Brakebill. She married John Otha McDaniel, and he died in 1984. She was also preceded in death by two daughters and three sons. Surviving are two sons, John Jr. of Somerset, Pa., and Ronald of Plainfield, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Donna) Henrichsmeyer of Lincoln, Mrs. Robert (Louise) Todd of Springfield, Mrs. Dale (Nadine) Phelps of Covington, Ind., and Mrs. Steve (Mary) Sears of Plainfield, Ind.; two brothers Vernon and Eural Brakebill, both of Lincoln; one sister Rena Peters of Ottawa; 24 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mott and Henning Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Dennis Eldridge officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg.

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