Wanda Marvalee Brown Hassler Daniel, 85, Cuba, Mo., passed away in Union Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.

She was born May 31, 1926, in Scott City, Kan., the daughter of the late James Walter Gunckel and wife Pearlie Bell, nee Jenness.

Mrs. Daniel received her education in Cabool and received a scholarship to attend Teachers College in Springfield.

She was united in marriage to Bernard Brown in 1946 and five children were born to this marriage. She went on to teach elementary school and after moving to Villa Ridge in 1969, she married William Hassler and taught at St John's-Gildehaus School from 1969 until her retirement in 1988.

They enjoyed traveling before settling down. He preceded her in death July 19, 1995. She married Jack Daniel in 1997 and he passed away in 2000.

Mrs. Daniel enjoyed sewing, especially sewing clothes for her family. She was of the Baptist faith and church was an important part of her life. She used her teaching skills to help in the church and share her love for music with the children.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; one son, Ronnie Brown; five brothers, Wayne, Arthur, Audley, Stanley and Roger; and two sisters, Thelma Holtfrerich and Marjorie Gates.

Mrs. Daniel is survived by two sons, Roy Brown and wife Karen,  Villa Ridge, and Bernard Brown and Linda, Sullivan; two daughters, Beverly Biermann and husband Danny, Union, and Rebecca Maples and husband Terry, Cuba, Mo.; her daughter-in-law, Betty Brown Scott and husband John, Villa Ridge; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 14, at Oltmann Funeral Home, Union, with Pastor Bob Knight officiating.

Interment followed in Brush Creek Cemetery, Gray Summit.

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The family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.