Mount Vernon News
  • Edna Mae Dailey

  • May 17, 2011

MOUNT VERNON — Edna Mae Dailey, 86, of Mount Vernon, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Edna was born April 11, 1925, in Mount Vernon to Russell and Martha (Olvey) Mills, and had spent her lifetime in Knox County. She was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and an active member of the Workers for Christ Sunday School Class for over 60 years. She was a former member of the Knox Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Following graduation Edna worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. She was a bookkeeper and teller for the First Federal Savings and Loan in Mount Vernon. She was secretary at the Gambier High School. Edna worker 10 years at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. in Mount Vernon until it closed and then became secretary for the Mount Vernon Police Department until her retirement in 1989.

Edna is survived by her loving family, her sons, Barry (Sue) Dailey, Richard “Dick” (Evowne) Dailey, both of Mount Vernon, and Kevin (Lynne) Dailey of Florida; grandchildren, Carrie Swank, Amy Dailey and Matt Dailey; great-grandchildren, Amber, Brittney, Michael, Christopher, Annalise, Layne, McKenzie, Isaac, Kayla, Kendal and Kimber; her sister, Margaret West of Galion; her aunt, Katherine Garzieri of Mount Vernon; sisters-in-law, Joan Dailey and Ruth Mills; stepgranddaughters, Diane, Victoria and Denise; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and stepfather, Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Harold Dailey in 2003; her brother, Russell “Bud” Mills; and several aunts, uncles and grandparents.

Friends may call Wednesday, May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, where funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Warren Outhwaite officiating. Burial will follow at Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Edna Mae Dailey.

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