Zanna D. Daniels

August 13, 1921 ~ May 9, 2019 (age 97)


Zanna Davisson Daniels 97, Rochester, Indiana, passed peacefully in her sleep on May 9, 2019, at Wynnfield Crossing in Rochester, Indiana. She was born August 13, 1921 to Harold Bell and Ruth McCarty Davisson, also of Rochester. She was proceeded in death by her parents and loving husband of over 58 years, Charles Garwood (Garry) Daniels

She is survived by her four children, seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Children include: Dr. Dan (Janice) Daniels of Seneca, S. Carolina, Debra (Debsie & Tom) Dyer of Indianapolis, Dianne Sutherland of Shingletown, California, and Denise (Mike) Johnston of Portland, Oregon. Grandchildren: James Sutherland, Amanda Daniels, Geoff (Kelli) Daniels, Megan Peters, Emily (Bobby) Humphrey, Miranda Peters, and Zanna Claire Dyer. Great grandchild: Cole Thomas Humphrey.

Zanna was a graduate of Rochester High School and earned her undergraduate from Manchester College. She earned a Masters degree from Indiana University. Mrs. Daniels worked at many jobs including the telephone company, the welfare office and started Manitou Kennels before she found her passion in teaching young minds. She taught fourth grade classes at Columbia Elementary in Rochester for 22 years. She was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, Kappa Kappa Kappa, First Baptist Church of Rochester, and a Daughter of the American Revolution.

Zanna enjoyed playing bridge, reading mysteries, gardening and raising her beloved animals.

A private burial service will be held at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Donations should be made to The Garry Daniels -Lake Manitou Association, Inc. Memorial Foundation, PO Box 807, 227 East 9th Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at


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