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Nelda Rhodes McDaniel

November 22, 1930 ~ July 2, 2019 (age 88)

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Nelda Rhodes McDaniel, age 88 of Troutville, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 following a long illness.

Nelda was born November 22, 1930 in Catawba and retired to Botetourt County. She was the daughter of the late William Edward and Dorothy D. Old Rhodes.

Nelda was a homemaker and excellent cook. She was a 1948 graduate of Fincastle High School, and a member of Catawba Valley Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard O. McDaniel; brothers and sister-in-law: Weldon and Dolores Rhodes, and Rodney Rhodes. Nelda is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Patricia McDaniel, and Pamela and Wesley Hartman all of Roanoke; grandchildren: Whitney Hall, Andrew Hall, Ian Hall, Amanda (Nathan) May, and Tyler Hartman; great-grandchildren: Nick Smith, Avery Adams, Aislynn Adams, Tucker May, and Brody May; sister and brother-in-law Mildred and Harold Wingate; and sister-in-law Millie Rhodes.

Thank you to her special caregivers Barbara Redden and Jessica Redden.

A celebration of Nelda’s life will be 2:00pm Saturday July 6 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville with Pastor Aaron Mansfield officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours prior to the service beginning at 12:00 noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catawba Valley Baptist Church, 10922 Catawba Road, Troutville, Virginia 24175.

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July 6, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

July 6, 2019

2:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083


Catawba Valley Baptist Church
10922 Catawba Road, Troutvile VA 24175

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