The Meredythe McDaniel Memorial Fund was created by her husband, following her passing, in 2013. Now the Meredythe & John McDaniel Fund, it is a designated fund benefitting Epworth United Methodist Chuch and the Palace Cultural Arts Association.
Meredythe passed in 2012 after a six year battle with cancer. She was born in Richwood, Ohio, and was salutatorian of her graduating class in 1954. She and John married while they were students at Ohio State University, after having met on a blind date. The couple shared 56 years and raised two children, Lisa and John.
In addition to being a homemaker, Meredythe helped with the family business, O&M Company. She was also a model for the former Sutton & Lightner department store. She was devoted to her family and her church, Epworth United Methodist, and an active community volunteer. She gave of her time to Marion General Hospital TWIG II, Junior Service Guild, and Marion Mobile Meals.
An avid reader, Meredythe also enjoyed decorating, shopping, dancing, and playing Bridge, tennis and golf.