Joanne Marie "Jo" Daniels

Oct 3 1934
Feb 4 2021
86 Years
West Caln Township, Chester County, PA

Joanne Marie "Jo" Daniels, 86, of West Caln Twp., Chester County, passed away on Thursday, February 4th, 2021 under the care of the Chester County Hospital in West Chester.  She was the widow of the late Herbert N. Daniels who passed away in 2013.

Born October 3rd, 1934 in Austin, PA, Joanne was the daughter of the late Genevieve (Crosby) and Stephen S. Kudlock.  

Jo was a 1952 graduate of Austin High School where she was Valedictorian of her class, and a 1956 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Home Economics. She was a lifelong fan of Penn State Football..   " WE ARE "

Jo was employed by Philadelphia Electric Co., Webster's Store in Ercildoun, and was a dedicated Avon Representative for 54 years.

Jo was a loving wife and caregiver to her husband Herb during their 54 years of marriage. Together they provided a loving home for Family and Friends, hosting many holiday gatherings, including their annual Memorial Day picnic for 45 years.

Jo was an amazing home cook, her homemade doughnut holes were a special treat that everybody wanted to taste-test, just to "make sure" they were good. She often wished her kitchen was twice as big, because she loved nothing more than to spend time talking and laughing with her family and preparing them delicious meals.

Jo enjoyed gathering with her friends to play bridge, had the patience of a saint when completing countless jigsaw puzzles, and loved traveling with her sister and brother. She treasured her trip to Ireland with Herb.

Joanne was a parishioner at St. Peter Catholic Church of West Brandywine, and was devout in her faith.

Her family would often refer to her as the "Bionic woman", having undergone 6 joint replacement surgeries later in life, and rebounding with the energy of someone half her age. She had the spirit of a "tough old Polish woman" in the body of a tiny, little lady. She never sat still for long.

Known as Jo, Mimi, Mama, Ma Squaw, and Violet to her family and friends, she was the nicest, most caring soul. There was always extra room at Mimi's kitchen table for anyone who came to visit. If you were a friend, you were family, she loved her family " a bushel and a peck". She showed us that when your family is also your best friend, there is nothing better in Life. Her happiness came from serving God, helping others, and loving her family.

Some of her last words to her family were, " I've had a Great Life ".

She is survived by her four children: Thomas H. Daniels and wife LaurieAnn of Morgantown, PA, Craig S. Daniels and wife Laure, of Pequea, PA, Karen J. O'Neill, wife of Daniel, of Gilbertsville, PA and Paul R. Daniels and wife Christine, of West Caln, PA.  She is lovingly known as "Mimi" by her 11 grandchildren, four great grandchildren. She is survived by siblings, Stanley P. Kudlock of Spartanburg, SC and Arlene K. Robbins of York, PA, and was predeceased, in addition to her husband, by her siblings, Patricia Barr and Stephen R. Kudlock.  

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Catholic Church will be scheduled and announced at a later date. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA.  Online condolences can be posted at


 I'm so sorry to hear about mom, she was an amazing woman, friend.  She is up there with Herb, dancing in the sky. You all are family to me, she will dearly be miss. Love Lori 

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We offer sympathy and best wishes to the family.  She will be missed greatly.  Our bridge games will feel inomplete without her.


Dru & Mike


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Was so sorry to hear of Jo's passing. She was a very sweet person. Have known her since the 70's. She will be greatly missed. RIP Jo!!

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Wishing your family peace and comfort during this difficult time of loss.  My thoughts of Mrs. D...she was  a classy lady!   A wonderful women who loved her family and being surrounded and celebrating holidays and enjoying meals them.   Everytime I saw her,  it was in the kitchen making those celebratory moments sprinkled with love through her wonderful cooking.  I missed enjoying conversation with her when I moved away but, will always remember her kind heart.   

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Karen, Tom, Craig, Paul and entire family,

Your mom was a wonderful woman who loved unconditionally and made everyone feel special.  She was like an aunt to us and a dear friend to my mom and dad!  I can hear them all playing cards together again after all these years!  

Prayers for all of you.




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