Vonda Lee “Boots” (McDaniel) Lantz, age 83 a resident of Rosewood Center and formally of Rt. 2 Ford Run Community, Philippi passed away unexpectedly Monday September 2, 2013. Vonda was born August 28, 1930 in Barbour County a daughter of the late Howard and Laura (Calhoun) McDaniel. On June 17, 1949, Vonda married the late William Jacob Lantz who preceded her in death April 4, 1985.
Surviving are four daughters; Charlene Cathell of Elkins
Michelle Martin and husband Fred of Fairmont
Lesa Schiefelbein and husband Tom of Moatsville
Teresa Smith and husband Marty of Maryland
Four sons; Larry W. Lantz and wife Janice of Belington
Kevin Lantz and companion Maggie Tenney of Philippi
Steve Lantz of Philippi
Mark Lantz and wife Rose of Philippi
Four sister; Lena Valek of Philippi
Louise Mouser of Philippi
Luetta Pellegrin of Fairmont
Dottie Nelson of Cleveland, OH
Four brothers; Bud McDaniel of Moatsville
Jim McDaniel of Moatsville
Ira McDaniel of Philippi
Philip McDaniel of Cleveland, OH
15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren
Vonda was preceded in death by one son Randy Hoover Lantz, two grandsons Bradley and Ross Sine, one granddaughter Lisha Renee Martin, one great-great granddaughter Tawny Johnson, five brothers and two sisters.
Vonda was a member of the Faith Way Baptist Church and until her illness with Alzheimer’s. She was very active in the church choir, summer camps, field trips and various other church activities. Vonda’s greatest joy in life was children she owned and operated her own day care for many years. Those who knew Vonda, loved her and will miss her very much.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Wednesday September 4, from 5-8 pm and on Thursday September 5, from 8 am – 1 pm the service hour with Rev. Downing Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the Crossroads Cemetery at Tacy. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.