Robert O. Daniels

Born: Sat., Aug. 22, 1925
Died: Sat., Jan. 9, 2021

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jan. 15, 2021
Location: West Cemetery

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Robert O. Daniels, age 95, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his daughter’s home surrounded by family.  He was born on August 22, 1925 in Florence, IL to Emmer and Mary Katherine Splain Daniels.  He married Rosa Mae Pennock on September 8, 1945 in Pittsfield, IL and she preceded him in death on April 6, 2012.

Robert attended Tollgate School through the 8th grade and then Griggsville High School.  He went on to work and help his family at the sawmill then worked for Ellis’ grocery warehouse in Pittsfield as well as Pine Lakes on the weekends.  Robert began doing road maintenance for the Pittsfield Township and Pike County Highway, retiring after 42 years and then helped his wife with their daycare for 30 years.  He was a current member of Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield and a past member of the First Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent.  Robert enjoyed fishing and mushroom, squirrel, and coon hunting, as well as gardening.  He found peace in watching the eagles and enjoyed driving to the river to park and watch them.  He also had a vast collection of eagle figurines and pictures.  He was quite the handyman and liked watching wrestling.  He was a family man and his greatest joys were spending time with his family and Sunday family dinners after church.  Robert had a quietness about him and was a no fuss kind of guy.  He was God fearing, kind, and had an incredible strength despite the trials and tribulations life handed to him.

He is survived by two sons, Bruce (Judi) Daniels of Brownsburg, IN and Kent (Kim) Daniels of Virginia, IL; five daughters, Sue Willard of Pittsfield, IL, Kathryn Kindle of Pittsfield, IL, Lisa (Tim) Krumwiede of Pittsfield, IL, Mary Beth (George) Stearns of New Salem, IL,  and Cynthia Jo (Phillip) Hoover of Pittsfield, IL; foster daughter, Judy Davis Bright of Virginia, IL; daughter-in-law, Mary (Don) Godwin of Des Moines, IA; twenty-nine grandchildren; forty-six great grandchildren with three on the way; ten great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosa Mae Daniels; son, David L. Daniels; grandson, Doug Kindle; sons-in-law, Donald Willard and Richard Kindle; brother, Theodore Daniels; and sisters, Mildred Meskimen, Juanita Ruble, and Genevieve Seyle.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the Pike County Christian Academy.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Robert's memory to the following organization:

Pike County Christian Academy

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Tom and Sue Dell
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
We are very sorry for your loss at this time.

Jay & Janna Craig
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
To all of Bob’s family- We are so very sorry for your loss. Bob was such a good, kind person and I’m sure he has left you with many fond memories to carry with you. Please know our thoughts are with you.

Dorothy and Roger Yaeger
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
Our sympathy to all of Bob's family at this sad time. We will be thinking of all of you.

Kathy Kelley Batley
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
Daniels family,

My condolences to all of you. I remember Bob as a very kind man. Prayers and hugs to all of you. Kathy Batley

Dennis & Debbie(Cawthon) Galbreath
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
So sorry for your loss, we never want to let go we know Bob has lived a good life. He knew me when and where ever he saw me. I will miss that. May you all find peace and comfort in the coming days. God bless!! Dennis & Debbie

Marsha Eiter
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Marsha Kelley Eiter.

So very sorry for your loss! He was such a wonderful man! Lots of loving memories! Dave, Marsha, Christian and Brian Eiter

mona seyl
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
so sorry for your loss love and prayers to all

Donald & Janie Guthrie
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Sending you all our sympathy & prayers. You have a lot of good memories to cherish. God bless.

Della Green
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know Bob personally, but when I did see him, I always thought he was a kind and gentle person. May he rest in peace. Blessings to the family.

Beth [Long] Smith
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
Sincerest Sympathy to each of you in the passing of your Father. Have many fond memories of the years we spent in church together Sending love and prayers to each of you during this difficult time.

Nicholas Hopper
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Nicholas Hopper.

To whoever reads this message... I will always remember the weekend gatherings, sweaty football games in the back yard, basketball games on the black top across the street, the house full of people on the holidays, and of course... the occasional Wrestle mania matches on T.V. These memories of Grandpa, Grandma, and everyone else are fond to me. I wish everyone the best- Nicholas Hopper

Pat Jones Barber
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way!

Bob and Kathleen Dunn
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept our sympathy and know that your family is in our prayers.

Bonnie Casteel Longs
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
My condolence to all the Daniels family,
Bob was always a polite gentleman who was also kind and friendly.
My thoughts and prayer your family, friends, and your love of God will ease your
sadness and sorrow during this time.
Sincere Sympathy, Bonnie

Patti Ruble
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
So sorry to hear of Grandpa Bobs passing as he was known to our youngest daughter, Laura and our granddaughter, Brianna. So Blessed that he and Grandma Rose were a part of our lives. He will be and prayers to all the family. 🙏🏻❤️

Laurie A. Wyatt
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
To all of Bob's family , I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him very fondly as a kind, quiet man. He was someone I will always remember as a Deacon in the 1st Baptist Church where I went as a child. Prayers for all of you. ❤

Lisa Lister
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
I remember Mr. Daniels very clearly. He had a calm personality, dearly love his children and God. Sincere sympathy at this time.

Cheri Myers
   Posted Thu January 21, 2021
I have a lot of happy memories of Bob and his wonderful family. He was a sweet, quiet and handsome man and I will always remember his smile. I am blessed to have known him.

phyllis lord
   Posted Sun January 24, 2021
My sincere sympathy to all of Bob's family. I as others will always remember Bob's kindness and smile, so many good memories from church. I am also grateful to have known Bob and your mother and mentors to me growing up in the church.

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