Vonda Lee "Boots" (McDaniel) Lantz, 83, a resident of Rosewood Center and formally of Rt. 2 Ford Run Community, Philippi passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 2, 2013. Vonda was born Aug. 28, 1930, in Barbour County a daughter of the late Howard and Laura (Calhoun) McDaniel. On June 17, 1949, Vonda married the late William Jacob Lantz who preceded her in death April 4, 1985.
Surviving are four daughters, Charlene Cathell of Elkins; Michelle Martin and husband, Fred, of Fairmont; Lesa Schiefelbein and husband, Tom, of Moatsville; Teresa Smith and husband, Marty, of Maryland; four sons, Larry W. Lantz and wife, Janice, of Belington; Kevin Lantz and companion, Maggie, Tenney of Philippi; Steve Lantz of Philippi; Mark Lantz and wife, Rose, of Philippi; four sister, Lena Valek of Philippi; Louise Mouser of Philippi; Luetta Pellegrin of Fairmont; Dottie Nelson of Cleveland, Ohio; four brothers; Bud McDaniel of Moatsville; Jim McDaniel of Moatsville; Ira McDaniel of Philippi; Philip McDaniel of Cleveland, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 30 great- grandchildren.
Vonda was preceded in death by one son, Randy Hoover Lantz; two grandsons Bradley and Ross Sine; one granddaughter Lisha Renee Martin; one great-great granddaughter Tawny Johnson; and five brothers and two sisters.
Vonda was a member of the Faith Way Baptist Church and until her illness with Alzheimer's, she was very active in the church choir, summer camps, field trips and various other church activities. Vonda's greatest joy in life was children. She owned and operated her own day care for many years. Those who knew Vonda loved her and will miss her very much.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi on Wednesday Sept. 4, from 5-8 p.m. and on Thursday Sept. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the service hour with Rev. Downing Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the Crossroads Cemetery at Tacy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.