|Helen is the only child of Charles Alvin
and Ethel Marin (Manning) Main who did not outlive her parents. She was a wonderful person, and
all who had the privilege of knowing her were truly blessed. This poem written
by Shirley Bridges along with her comments were printed in the Sand Springs Times April
1972. The following account is exactly as it appeared in the article.
Shirley Bridges, LPN at Oak Dale Manor tells of a friend and patient at Oak Dale, Mrs. Helen McDaniel, that "She was so young - just forty-two and she was living a busy and worthwhile life. She was the pianist at Fisher Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a Sunday School teacher at this church which I also attend". At her funeral one of the ministers said, "She blessed the life of everyone she met, she was a wonderful person". Shirley calls this poem:
|Shirley tells: "When I was attending school at Northeastern at Miami from which I graduated last August after a year's course in Practical Nursing, this friend and fellow Churchwoman used to urge me to continue my training when I wanted almost to quit. She helped and encouraged me. It was my sad privilege then to be her nurse at Oak Dale - one of her nurses. And in sadness I was comforted to know she was ready for heaven."|