Rosemary McDaniel

July 30, 1961 ‒ April 30, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Rosemary McDaniel never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew her. She treated her students on the school bus as her very own children. Rosemary McDaniel, 59, of Galion passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after a recent illness.

She was born July 30, 1961 in Galion and was the daughter of Herbert and Eileen (Sherer) Mountz. Rosemary is survived by her husband of 24 years, Tim McDaniel whom she married on February 27, 1997.

She graduated from Colonel Crawford High School in 1979. Rosemary was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Galion. She had been a school bus driver for the Lexington Local School district for over 20 years. Rosemary enjoyed the beach and always looked forward for the camping season to begin. She absolutely cared for everybody but especially cherished spending time and attending sporting events for her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Eileen Mountz of Galion; children, Tim (Denise) McDaniel, Jr., Steven (Ashleigh) McDaniel, Brian (Amanda) McDaniel, Samantha McDaniel, Justin McDaniel and Nick McDaniel; numerous grandchildren; sister, Robin (Robert) Zier and nieces, Megan Rose Zier, Chrissy Hinkle and Susan McDaniel.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Mountz.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Kidney Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Rosemary McDaniel, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • May she Rest In Peace.You are all in our thoughts and prayers.Prayers to the McDaniel family.

  • May God Bless the family with the strength needed to make it through such a difficult time and the Wisdom to realize that you will all see her again sometime, and she is in God’s Hands now; safe from harm.

  • She was a sweetheart my heart aches for the ones she left behind prayers for all

  • I loved Rosie like a sister and no matter how much time had passed it was always like we had just seen each other…. I will miss you honey

  • I will truly miss you my friend. You had of a heart of gold. Rest in peace.

  • Tim and family please know we feel the ripples of your loss. We are praying for you. We loved Rosie and will miss her very much.

  • My heart breaks for this beautiful family. Sending my sympathies, love and prayers to Samantha and her entire family.

  • Always called her my girlfriend, she was one of the best people God ever created. ❤

  • So sorry for the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this berry difficult time.

  • She was such a bright light, so loved by so many. Praying for peace for all who loved her. I am truly sorry.

  • Tim and family I am so sorry to hear about Rosie’s passing. She was a super sweet lady that is gonna be missed by many. Sending prayers for you to find comfort.

    Maggie Bashoff

  • To Rosemary’s family, Eileen and Robin. So sorry for your loss. She was such a cheerful person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Linda Keller

  • To Rosemary’s family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Tim, I remember the day of your wedding. A beautiful family! then the loss of Herb, and then Rosie as the nursery attendant at church with our oldest of the youngest grandchildren. Lots of connections to the past. She always had a smile and hello whenever I would run into her. May all your memories bring you peace.

    Marcia Burkhart

  • So sorry to hear this…I knew Rosemary since we were children.
    Prayers of comfort for all
    Deborah (Stump) Mahon

  • Rosie was and always will be one of the best people I’ve ever known. So blessed to have called you my friend. Rest easy my dear. Know that you are loved. Lifting you all up in prayer.

    Love, Jojo

  • My heart breaks for you Tim and the family. Tim I have no doubt that Rosie was your soul mate and words can never assuage the pain. May your memories comfort you in your time of grief. Prayers for you and the family

  • We have no words that will help, but know we live you all so very much!

  • Tim and family,
    May Angel’s wings wrap you in comfort while God holds you in the palms of his hands. Hugs and prayers

  • I’ll forever love and miss you grandma. Please continue to watch over me as I graduate/cross that stage and start my new life after Highschool. I know how excited you are and were for me.I’m sure bandit and Lilly were so excited to see you🥺 forever rest peacefully and continue being the greatest 💕

  • Even though I met you all later in life I feel blessed to have this door opened to me. My life is more blessed because of the times spent with you Tim and rose. I am glad we have each other in our lives. I cherish you tim. I cant thank you enough for accepting me as you did. Today I support you in the loss of rose but know this she will always hold a special place in your heart.
    We will see her again but for now we will cherish every moment.
    I love you

  • I am so sorry for you loss. My heartfelt condolences to all of Rosemary’s family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Miss Rose personally, but she was my Grandsons Bus driver for the past 7 years. Every morning as the bus went by, I would wave to my grandsons and Miss Rose. She always had that arm out the window with a big wave and a smile. The boys said she was always was so nice to them and the other kids. They have missed her and was so sad when we told them. Praying for your family and all the decisions to be made. May He give you much peace, and prayers for your Dad also.

  • My prayers go out to Tim and Rosie’s family. I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing. Heaven gained a beautiful soul.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. She was so kind to my son. This was his 1st year riding a bus and she was so sweet to him. We are all very sad to hear this news at Lex.

  • Tim,
    I am sadden to hear of you loss. While we are not with you in person, we are with you in sprit lending to you our friendship, prayers and comfort. If you are in need of anything, please let me know.

  • Tim and family so sorry for you loss ..Roise was such a great friend .like a sister to me ..camping buddies and always a joy to be with you guys ..she will be miss.I feel honored to be driving her bus but hard steps to fill..prayers and hugs for Tim and family ..

  • Words do not express how much the world will feel the loss of her friendly smile, kind-heart and warmth…praying for the family in this difficult time.

  • You have our deepest sympathy. May God hold you close now and always.

  • Always a smile, kind words and a helping hand. Prayers for peace and comfort for all Rosie’s family.

  • Tim & family:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers for comfort.

    Phil & Shirley Zimmerman

  • Tim and family,

    I was so sad to hear of Rosie’s passing. Such a wonderful person gone too soon. Rosie never knew a stranger and always made it seem like no time had passed each time i saw her! Prayers for comfort for all of you. Take comfort that you will see her again someday.

    Amy (Stinehelfer) Hoffman

  • I never saw her without a smile on her face she was loved by so many people death is never easy to accept but we have to remember what God’s word says at revalation chapter 21 verses 3 and 4 thst death and tears will be no more my love and prayers are with the family at this time

  • McDaniel family, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • She was a beautiful woman inside and out. Her smile radiated warmth. She will be missed.
    Heartfelt condolences to Tim and family from Rick Walker and Cat Spicer.

  • Rosie drove 3 of my 4 kids safely back and forth to school over the years. I always looked forward to her friendly smile and wave as I waited with my kids or passed the bus as she drove up the street. She was so kind and I knew my kids were in good hands. My sincere sympathy to her family.

  • Rose has been my twin’s bus driver for the past 6 years ….. when they use to be nervous to ride the bus she always made them feel loved and safe . She would wave at me as she pulled to a stop to pick them up and wave goodbye to me as she drove away. My heart breaks for her family …. I can only imagine the momma and gramma that she was … I’m sure the best . I am so so sorry that her family has to live in this world without her…. but she will be waiting with open arms to see you all again one day . Xo

  • Prayers for the entire family. Heaven is blessed but earth is so sadden by the loss. Rosie always had a smile and hello whenever you ran into her. She always lifted my spirit with her smile. She was a great childhood friend that will truly be missed by all the lives she touched.

  • Prayers to Rosemary’s husband, children, grandchildren, her mom, Eileen and sister, Robin,
    I am so sorry for your tragic loss. It’s been many years since I’ve seen the family but went to church together and especially knew them from Whetstone Elementary School.
    There really are no words except to Rosemary remains alive in the hearts of all who loved her.

    Peggy Knox

  • To Eileen, Tim, Samantha, Justin and Nick, Rosemary is such a sweet gentle soul! I enjoyed our childhood friendship and later when I got Samantha, Justin and Nick on the bus. I’ll look forward to seeing her again in Heaven! Love to all! Diana (Rader) Wagner