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JoAnne (White) McDaniel


JoAnne (White) McDaniel, 63, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri passed away Friday, January 20, 2023 as a result of her battle with cancer. Her friends and family were by her side when she drifted off to be with the Lord.

She was the daughter of William A. White, Sr. and Delores M. (Bauman) White.

JoAnne spent most of her life in Pleasant Hill, graduating from Pleasant Hill High School in 1977 and continued her education at Central Missouri University in Warrensburg, Missouri where she obtained a teaching degree in 1981.

On June 3, 1989, JoAnne was united in marriage with David Alan McDaniel at the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill and to this union 3 sons were born, Dalton, Christopher and David. After their marriage, JoAnne and Dave made their home in Pleasant Hill.

Until declining health forced her retirement, JoAnne worked for CASCO Area Workshop in Harrisonville, Missouri as a Service Staff Coordinator, a job she dearly loved.

JoAnne was an avid animal lover, especially dogs. She was dedicated to animal rescue and providing good homes to animals in need. She also enjoyed craft shows, antiquing, and motorcycle riding with her husband and friends.

JoAnne was a loving, supportive and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She thoroughly enjoyed time spent with her family.

JoAnne was preceded in death by her parents, William A. White, Sr. and Delores White and, one brother Bill White, Jr.

She is survived by her husband of over 33 years, Dave McDaniel of the home; three sons, Dalton McDaniel of New York, New York, Christopher McDaniel of St. Louis, Missouri and David McDaniel and wife Lauren of Tampa, Florida; one brother Mike White of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Sandy White and Zoe White both of Pleasant Hill, Missouri and two grandchildren, Theodore and Benjamin. JoAnne will be missed by nieces, Amy White and Amara White and one nephew, Jason White, other relatives and a host of friends.

Cremation has been accorded.

As JoAnne requested, A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

JoAnne had expressed, that in her memory, instead of flowers, she would want everyone to make a contribution to her most beloved cause, a no kill animal shelter or rescue group of your choice.

15 Messages

  • JoAnn MacKay Posted January 23, 2023 11:58 am

    My heart felt condolences to you and your family Dave. She left too soon although she’s not that far. RIP JoAnne, my friend!!!

  • Reverend Lynn Williams-Hufft Posted January 24, 2023 1:41 am

    I send prayers up for Joyce homecoming. She was an awesome lady that left a mark on everyone she met.

  • Erin Ralovo Posted January 24, 2023 9:33 am

    My deepest condolences on your loss. I know you all loved JoAnne with all your heart and she will be greatly missed. I pray for peace for all of you in this time.

  • Betty Beason Posted January 24, 2023 12:27 pm

    I have fond memories of JoAnne. She was one of my students.

  • Cathy McClintock Posted January 25, 2023 9:20 am

    I am so sorry to hear this. God bless you JoAnne~ Sincere condolences to family and friends~

  • Debra Huwar Posted January 27, 2023 9:18 am

    Joanne was a blessed, chill soul on this earth. The few times I was lucky enough to spend time with her was enjoyable. She evened you out. The cool to your hot. The calm to your storm. You were a lucky man to have near 40 years. My heart goes out to you and your family in these dark days. Peace to you and your family.

  • Joyce Yager Posted January 27, 2023 1:38 pm

    I am so saddened to hear that JoAnne has passed away. She was my high school buddy and I loved her. We lost contact through the years but I did get to see her a few years ago and catch up on life. My condolences to her husband, sons and grandchildren.

  • Dave McDaniel Posted January 29, 2023 8:17 pm

    My beautiful bride.
    We’ve only just lost you; the pain is hard to bear.
    We’ll have to go through life knowing you’re not here.
    Someone please explain to me why she had to go.
    Are there any reasons, I really need to know.
    I sit here and remember all the loving times we shared,
    the talks, the laughter, with everyone that cared.
    I’m told the pain will ease in time
    and I’ll think of her without a tear,
    but that will be impossible as I want to have her here.
    She was my very world, my ever-guiding star.
    I wish she’d kiss me on the cheek and tell me she’s not far.

    • JoAnn MacKay Posted January 31, 2023 9:40 am

      Beautifully put Dave. She’s busy right now too but she’ll be in touch…when things settle down! <3

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