Eileen Daniels

Obituary of Eileen Daniels

Eileen Marie Daniels, 86, of Indianapolis passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022. She was born in Ohio to Gerald and Osie Torbert on April 22, 1935. Eileen was a member of the National Hot Rod Association for 60 years. She was the 4th women in drag racing to receive her license. In 1954 until 1956 she was a pioneer female racer. Bob and Eileen ran Indianapolis Raceway Park from 1979 until 1992. In 2001 she was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. In 2017 she became the 4th woman to receive the Patricia Garlits Memorial Award. In 2019 she was celebrated with a lifetime achievement award. She loved to spend time with her great grandkids. She also loved to travel and visit friends she knew through the years. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Robert Daniels; and her son, David Daniels. She is survived by her brother Lavern (Kathy) Torbert; daughter, Diana (Rick) Jones; granddaughter, Rebecca (Levi) Bobb; grandson, Jeffrey Jones; great granddaughters, Khaleesi Bobb and Rilynn Jones; and her great grandson, Gatlin Jones. A visitation for Eileen will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church in Clermont, FL. Interment will follow at Bushnell National Cemetery in Leesburg, FL.
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