Dr. Evelyn Patton Daniel

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Dr. Evelyn Patton Daniel, devoted wife, mother, physician, and friend passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 16, 2018. She is survived by her four children: Anne Daniel of Staunton, VA, Patti Loman (Randy) of Matthews, N.C., Dr. John Daniel (Bonnie) of Lynchburg, VA, and Lewis Daniel (Cindy Jo) of Glen Allen, VA, grandchildren: Sarah (Sandy), Brad (Katie), David, Alan, and Rebecca, great grandchildren: Grayson, Camden, Graham, and Abby and many nieces and nephews. She was born March 1, 1925, in Konnarock, VA the ninth of 10 children of Nannie Puckett and William Steele Patton. Her family moved to Abingdon, VA in the early 1930s and owned and operated the Palmer House, an Inn which housed and fed the traveling public. Evelyn accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior while attending Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, Abingdon. She graduated from William King High School in 1942 and continued her education at VPI where she met and fell in love with Griffith Daniel of Louisa. They married in 1946 and were faithful partners until Dr. Griffith's passing in 1994. As husband and wife, they attended MCV together graduating in 1950 and established their medical practice in Louisa working in the early years with Dr. Griffith's father, Dr. H.S. Daniel. They cared for countless residents of Louisa and surrounding counties and also delivered many babies at the Louisa Memorial Medical Center. In 1977, Dr. Evelyn began working in public health in the City of Richmond seeing many patients at various clinics. She and her husband retired from medical practice in 1987 and then started a business together, Patton House Antiques, specializing in Heisey Glassware. She was a faithful and active member of Louisa United Methodist Church for almost 70 years where she both served and was enriched by her church family. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Louisa UMC with visitation to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Louisa United Methodist Church or your local Humane Society.