Joyce Elaine (Basinger) McDaniel, 88 of Caney, Kansas passed away on July 5, 2022 at Medicalodges in Dewey, Oklahoma. Visitation will be held at Potts Chapel in Caney, Kansas on Friday, July 8th with the family greeting friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 am at Potts Chapel with burial immediately following at Sunnyside Cemetery,
Joyce was born the second child of Maurice and Freda (Swenson) Basinger on February 22, 1934 in Meade, Kansas. After her father’s death the family moved to Sharon, Kansas, where Joyce graduated Sharon High School. During this time, she helped her mom in a creamery station and became the youngest licensed cream tester in Kansas. During school, she was very active in the band. She met and married her high school sweetheart, Bob McDaniel on May 12, 1951 in Sharon, Kansas. To this union they had three sons, Mark, Marshall, and Mike.
Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. While Bob was overseas, Joyce stayed with her mom. After Bob’s discharge in 1952, they moved to Alva, Oklahoma. In November of 1954 they bought their first locker and meat processing plant in Shattuck, Oklahoma. Which they operated for 13 years. During this time the also ran a Dairy Kream for 6 months with the help of their sons. They sold both businesses in the fall of 1967. On a business trip in 1967, looking for land, Bob bought the Caney Food Bank. He went back home, and the family packed up and moved to Caney, Kansas. They moved in the old Dales Motel until they purchased their first home north of town. In 1972 they purchased their current home on 9th street. They sold the Food Bank in 1980 and planned to retire and travel, but in 1981, they opened a gift shop in downtown Caney and moved that store to the highway 75 location in 1983. They bought the Caney Floral business and added it to the gift shop. Then they moved the store to its final location on 3rd street and ran it until Joyce closed the store in December of 2014.
Joyce loved to read and was a big supporter of the library. She along with several other women from the Can Kan Dream Builders raised money to build the new library. Joyce held the office of Vice President until she retired from the group. Joyce and Bob were also big supporters of the FFA and the After Prom Party. Joyce was a member of the Christian Church in Caney.
Survivors to carry on her memory are her 3 sons, Mark McDaniel of Caney, Kansas, Marshall (Carol) McDaniel of Dewey, Oklahoma, and Mike (Janice) McDaniel of Dewey, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Justin (Belva) McDaniel of Manford, Oklahoma, Rob (Ashly) McDaniel of Caney, Kansas, Michale (Larry) Nutter of Caney, Oklahoma, Marcia (Micah) Witt of Vinita, Oklahoma, John (Jenny) McDaniel of Caney, Kansas, and Kristin (Adam) Turner of North Richland Hills, Texas, great grandchildren, Dylan, Cheyan, Summer and Marshall McDaniel of Dewey, Oklahoma, Mattie and Jaxon McDaniel of Caney, Kansas, Steelin (Shantyla) and Telly Nutter of Caney, Oklahoma, Chad and Triston Witt of Vinita, Oklahoma, Tobby, Lola, Barrett, and Nora Henton, of North Richland Hills, Texas, Tiffany and Alissa McDaniel of Caney, Kansas, great-great grandchildren, Dawson and Taely Nutter of Caney, Oklahoma, brothers, Max (Delores) Basinger of Nine of Mile Falls, Washington, and Donnie Basinger of Colberl, Washington, brother in-law Randall Gauger, of Clinton, Oklahoma, sister in-law, Imegene McDaniel of Eureka, Kansas.
Preceding her in death are her husband, Bob, grandson, Matt McDaniel, daughter in-law, Patty McDaniel, her parents, Maurice and Freda Basinger, sisters, Alyce Strickland, Joanne Tracey and Ruthann Gauger, brother, Larry Basinger, brother in-law, Jim Strickland, and sister in-law Shirley Basinger. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions be made in Joyce’s name to the Caney Library. To leave the family a special message of condolence, please visit, www.pottsfuneralhome.com.