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Frances Hill Daniel

1919 — May 2, 2021


February 4, 1919 - May 2, 2021

Frances Hill Cooper Daniel, “Weeze,” died Sunday, May 2, 2021, at her home at Wesley Court, Abilene, Texas.

A graveside service will be held at Elmwood Memorial Park on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 12:00 noon with Rev. Steve Patterson & Rev. Bill Libby officiating. The service is under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Patterson & Rev. Bill Libby officiating, at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Frances Hill, Weeze, was born in the Oak Cliff Methodist parsonage in Dallas to Dr. O.T. and Jennie Hill Cyrus Cooper on February 4, 1919. After the death of her father, she and her mother moved to Abilene, where her mother was the dorm matron for the boys' dorm at McMurry (College) University. She graduated from Abilene High School and received her bachelor degree from McMurry, where she received the life long nickname of Weeze. She married J Neil Daniel in 1941.

While Neil was over seas during World War II, she was employed at Dallas Methodist Hospital - her father being one of the founders of the Hospital. After the War she was employed at Hendrick Hospital. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Propheteer Sunday School Class. Weeze also taught children’s Sunday School classes. Often Weeze was in the kitchen in the Fellowship Hall helping to serve meals, as well as for families following funerals at the Church.

Weeze was a member and president of Hendrick Auxiliary, as well as serving on the State Board of Hospital Auxiliaries. She served as a volunteer for the Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels, Dyess Pharmacy and the Presbyterian Medical Mission. In September 2018 Weeze was honored by McMurry University as a “Trailblazer.” At the time she was the oldest living alumnae of McMurry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Neil, sister, Ann Catherine Ross, and daughter, Gayle Daniel Rea and son-in-law, Sandy Rea.

She is survived by daughter Sharon and husband Max Robertson and son, Walter Cooper Daniel, four grandchildren: Jana Rea Buckley, Billy Rea, Sarah Robertson Johnson, Daniel Robertson; six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by countless friends.

The Family wishes to thank Wesley Court for the compassionate care they provided Weeze for many years. Thank you to Interim Hospice & Kindred at Home for the loving, compassionate help and support during the last days of her life.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Daniel Endowed Scholarships at McMurry University, Box 938, Abilene, Texas 79605, St. Paul United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

The memorial service will be streamed online, available at this link 7kjtmpw and through the myStPaul app (available here for iOS, Android, Roku, and Apple TV).

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul United Methodist

525 Beech St, Abilene, TX 79601

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