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Monday, December 3, 2007

Roland "Keith" Daniels, age 83, a resident of rural Redfield, Kansas, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at Mercy Health Center. He was born July 6, 1924, in Bronson, Kan., the son of John and Ruby Huff Daniels.

He married Patricia Ellen Potter on April 3, 1946 in Iola, Kan.. Keith graduated from Bronson High School and attended Fort Scott Community College. He was a World War II veteran, serving as chief mechanic and gunner on B-24 Bomber airplanes in the U.S. Army Air Force.

He had been farming since 1946, and was self employed as a cattleman and rancher. He was a member of the Mount Orum Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Kan. Livestock Association and the American Legion. Keith and Patty received the Grassland Conservation Award in 2000 for their efforts on their 1,100 acre ranch.

Survivors include his wife Patty, of the home; four daughters, Linda Wilson and husband Lafe, Uniontown, Kan.; Peggy Hall, Redfield, Kan., Nancy Pruitt and husband Roger, Fulton, Kan., and Jan Kraft and husband Dave, Gridley, Kan..

Also surviving is one sister, Judy Flanegin, Greenfield, Iowa; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Michael David Daniels; two brothers, Delbert Daniels and Stump Daniels; and one grandson, Michael Pruitt.

The Rev. Ron Murrow will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Paint Creek Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the V.F.W. Post No. 1165. Memorials are suggested to the Mount Orum Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.

Words of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family at condolences@cheneywitt.com.