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Betty Mcdaniel

February 27, 1945 — November 27, 2022


Betty Ziegenfuss McDaniel of Chester, Virginia passed away on November 27, 2022, at 77 years old.

Betty was born in Petersburg, Virginia, the daughter of the late John and Lula Ziegenfuss. Betty grew up and lived in the Tri-cities area for most of her life. She was a graduate of Petersburg High School and received her associate degree from Richard Bland College. She spent many years as a real estate agent and most recently worked for Chesterfield County. Betty loved traveling, cruises, and fishing with her family. She was also an active member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Chesterfield, Virginia.

Betty was predeceased by her husband A.C. McDaniel and brother John Ziegenfuss, Jr. She was the loving mother of Marci Zehrer and husband Fred, Kelly Hendrick and Bo Bottoms, and Matthew Harrison and wife Stacie. She was the sister of Margaret Terrell and husband J.T., Bobby Ziegenfuss and wife Connie, and Jeff Ziegenfuss. She was the loving grandmother of Colin, Nathan, Erin, Parker, Emma, Avery, and Nick. She is also survived by her lifelong friend, Phyllis Taylor.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Sunset Memorial Park in Chester, Virginia. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 30, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834.  Due to the exceptional care she received at the facility, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bon Secours Community Hospice House: . Condolences may be registered at

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights Chapel

2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

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