COVID-19 Update

As funeral professionals we have been asked by several people in our community how we will continue to serve our families. The families that we serve are always our top priority. We want to assure you that we are staying up to date with the changing information we receive everyday from public health officials and government agencies.

For families that experience the loss of a loved one, Daniel Funeral Home will remain prepared 24/7 to serve your family at your time of loss. We will continue to care for your loved one as usual and will follow the guidance and regulations from the Missouri Department of Health.

Our government officials, both federal and state, have advised that all public gatherings be limited to 10 persons or less in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. We take this pandemic emergency very seriously and are committed to following those recommendations.

We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and conducting services in any capacity needed to ensure the safety of our community and of our staff while honoring their loved one. We thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the wellness of everyone who enters our doors.

For the safety of all, until the authorities lift the restrictions, we are implementing the following:

Cremation services will follow the same guidelines as outlined above.

Daniel Funeral Home has been there for our community during difficult times, and we stand ready to help in any way that we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Rest assured, we will continue to serve your family with dignity and respect through these uncertain times.

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Norman Dale Heiskell, age 85, of Lockwood, MO, passed away at 10:55 am on Thursday, February 27. He was surrounded by his family when he left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Norman was born November 17, 1934, in Lockwood, MO, the youngest boy of 8 children born to Harold and Oma (Coble) Heiskell. He grew up on a farm in Lockwood, MO, with seven siblings. A lifelong resident of this area, he graduated from Lockwood High School on May 15, 1953. On May 27, 1956, Norman married Effie Mae Duncan, and they celebrated 60 years of marriage prior to Effie Mae’s homegoing in June 2016. Norman was a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God and pastored churches in the Southwest MO, area for many years.

In addition to being a minister, husband, father, and grandfather, Norman was an avid fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed going to Truman Lake to fish with his brothers, Frank and Paul. He also enjoyed a variety of activities throughout his lifetime that included: operating heavy machinery (bulldozer), carpentry work, planting and working in his garden, listening to music, especially Southern Gospel and Bluegrass music. Norman never met a stranger, and he loved playing his fiddle (and occasionally bass fiddle) and “jammin” with other bluegrass musician friends.

Survivors include a son, Kevin Heiskell, Jerico Springs; four daughters, Geneva Heiskell, Springfield, Cindy Smith, Neosho, Janice (Randy) Frazier, Chetopa, KS, and Lisa Sikes, Neosho; a daughter-in-law, Paula Heiskell Forsythe, Jefferson City; two brothers, Paul (Helen) Heiskell, Neosho, and Frank (Frances) Heiskell, Lockwood; 13 grandchildren, Dustin (Chelsey) Heiskell, Charissa (Ryan) Lock, Aaron Heiskell, Zachary (Kaley) Smith, Gabrielle Smith, Drew (Ashley) Frazier, Marti Frazier, Faith Frazier, Silas Frazier, Olivia Frazier, Kyle (Tana) Sikes, Victoria (Colton) Benner, and Lacy Heiskell; and nine great-grandchildren, Braydon Smith, Aidan, Madalyn and Jude Frazier, Lane and Truman Lock, Hunter Heiskell, and Kaide and Kylan Sikes; as well as a multitude of extended family and friends.

Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Mae Heiskell; his parents, Harold and Oma Heiskell; a son, Norman L. Heiskell; a granddaughter, Hannah Frazier; son-in-law, Paul Sikes; two brothers, Vernon and Eldon Heiskell; and three sisters, Betty Woods, Mary Orrell and Doris Daniel.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1st, at Daniel Funeral Home with Rev. Randall Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Dudenville Cemetery, south of Golden City.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until service time on Sunday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Community Bible Church, in care of the funeral home.    

 

Comments  

#8 Golden City MOGary and Donna Shaw 2020-03-02 14:14
So very sorry for your loss.....
#7 Golden City, MoWayne Gardner 2020-03-01 17:29
Very good friend of mine.
One of the best bulldozer operators in Southwest Mo.

My condolences to his family.
#6 Golen city,Mo.Greg and Renae mcdon 2020-03-01 02:30
Heiskell family so sorry for your loss we would of came but doctor just told Greg to say home not to be in a crowd of people.your in our prayers.
#5 Kimberling City, MoDiane Kukal-Arnold 2020-02-29 17:21
So so sorry for your loss! You are in my prayers. Losing a loved one can be very hard on your mind and soul.
#4 Neosho, MoDana Lytle 2020-02-29 12:16
Uncle Norman was always taking an interest in everyone else as our family gatherings & seemed to sense when you were going through a difficult time without you saying a word. He could make you laugh & told stories of past memories. He always knew the right things to say. He will be missed as many in the family went to him for advice & comfort. He is reunited now with family.
#3 Chetopa, Ks.Rick & Sherry Nash 2020-02-29 05:41
May our precious Heavenly Father wrap his arms of comfort & strength around each of you. Heaven is sounding sweeter every day. Love and prayers.
#2 Golden City, MoLeesa Bishop Grubaug 2020-02-29 05:16
Cindy so sorry for you and your family in the loss of your Dad.
Prayers for peace and comfort.
#1 Springfield, MOLois Olena 2020-02-28 22:33
May God give you all great peace and comfort.

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