WARREN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Tracy McDaniel, age 44, passed away way to soon after a courageous cancer battle on Thursday, January 5, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at her home.

She was born September 7, 1978, to Nancy Mary Gordon Lorenz and the late Timothy Alan Kennedy.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jim and Dorris Gordon, Lawrence and Helen Kenned and her husband’s grandparents, Edmund and Elizabeth Fredericks.

She is survived by her broken-hearted husband, Michael; they were married January 8, 2005; a daughter, Taylor McDaniel; mother, Nancy Mary Gordon Lorenz; brother, Scott Alan Kennedy; mother and father-in-law, Tammy and Gene Reckart of Southington; brother-in-law, Devin and Fiona Reckart of Kent; sister-in-law, Tiffany McDaniel (Darren Burgy) of Southington; three nieces, Kaila (John) Welker, Kylee Lewis and Olivia Grow; one great-niece, Kinsley Welker; aunts, cousins and extended family and friends.

Tracy was a 1996 graduate of Chardon High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Mount Union.

Tracy was a creative person who enjoyed paddle boarding and riding motorcycles. She was a member of the V-Twin Motorcycle Club. Tracy was also an animal lover, especially her dog, Lucy. Tracy leaves the legacy of being a great mom to Taylor. One of Tracy’s favorite things were sunflowers. May you fondly remember Tracy with each sunflower you see as they look towards the sun as Tracy always did.

Arrangements are being handled by Dean’s Funeral Home. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com.

A television tribute will air Sunday, January 8 at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.