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Marita Lois Daniels

March 2, 1930 — December 21, 2021

Marita Daniels of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland passed away peacefully at home on December 21, 2021. She was 91 years old. Marita Lois Milroy was born on March 2, 1930 on a farm in Delaware County, Iowa. Marita attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa where she met Richard "Dick" Daniels. They were married for 69 years. Marita and Dick raised their family of 4 children in Wheaton Illinois and Morristown NJ. In Illinois, she was involved in the local women's club and President of the garden club. In 1967, Marita and Dick moved to New Jersey. She continued teaching church school for a total of 32 years. Marita also was a Girl Scout leader and active PTA member. She loved spending time in her antique shop first in Morristown and later in Chester. Marita and Dick were classified as lifetime members of the Presbyterian Church, after 40 years of service. Marita was a people person! In 2012, Marita and Dick moved to Chesapeake Beach, Maryland near their daughter Heidi. Marita enjoyed played cards and visiting with her condo friends. Marita is survived by her daughter Heidi, her daughter Lynda Byer and her children Jonathan and Jennifer, her daughter Anne and her husband Al, and her daughter-in-law Leslie. Marita is also survived by her sisters Maxine, Marlene, and Mary (Denny). Marita was predeceased by her husband Dick, her son Rick, her son-in-law Albert Byer, and her sisters Melva and Marge. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 171 Duke of Gloucester St, Annapolis MD 21401, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org/donate, or the charity of your choice. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Marita Lois Daniels please visit our Sympathy Store.
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