Joanne McDaniel Horton
February 26, 1932 – June 15, 2015
Joanne McDaniel Horton, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Monday, June 15, 2015.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee on February 26, 1932, Joanne was a daughter of the late James Louis McDaniel and Mary Helen (Streete) McDaniel. She was raised in Richmond, VA, attended James Madison University and was a graduate of Pan American Business School. Joanne worked as a legal secretary for 3 years at the firm of Minor, Thompson, Savage, Smithers and Benedetti. She then accepted a position as an administrative assistant with Reynolds Metals, where she worked for the next 21 years. Soon after retiring in 1993, Joanne moved in Newark, DE to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.
She and her companion, Mickey loved visiting both the Rainbow and American Music Theatres for dinner shows and enjoyed taking long car rides throughout the countryside. Joanne was an active member of the Newark Senior Center where she enjoyed swimming. She adored her two faithful canine companions, Penny and Mick and spent many happy hours taking them on walks thru the neighborhood. A devoted and loving mother, Joanne will be dearly missed by her family.
She is survived by her son, Robert M. Horton; daughter, Helen Kay Neavling; longtime companion, Mickey Hughes; and grandchildren, Sarah and Nathan Neavling and Garrett and Brett Horton.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday morning, June 25, 2015, at the Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 3135 Summit Bridge Road, Bear, DE 19701. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joanne’s name may be made to the Cornerstone United Methodist Church, at the address listed above.