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Mary Dailey

June 22, 1935 — December 19, 2012

Mary Ellen Rose Mickey' was born June 22, 1935 at St. Francis Hospital in Grinnell, IA. She was adopted at birth by Elizabeth Fischer. Mickey attended St Peter and Paul's School, St. Angela's Academy and Iowa City School of Nursing. She married Eugene Thelen and gave birth to six children. She was later married to Merle J. Hoagie' Dailey on August 15, 1969 at Otoe, NE and to this marriage two additional children were born. Mickey worked for Foley Rest Home and for many years at Paul and Wayne's Country Café. She also worked at B & H Super Valu in Carroll. Later, Mickey worked for Norm Anderson at Anderson's Dairy in Carroll and Party Time Fundraising. Throughout all her working years, Mickey also operated her own catering business. She retired in 2002 the same year that her husband died. Mickey's loves were her family and friends. She dearly loved her pets Clancy and Coco her Pomeranians and Teddy, most recently. Camping, card playing and visiting at M C's Café were favorite past-times. Throughout her life she took great pride in helping and caring for others. Mickey struggled with numerous health issues for the past six years. However, she continued to live independently in her own home. She entered St Anthony Hospital one day before her unexpected death there on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the age of 77 years, 5 months and 27 days. Mickey is preceded in death her mother; husband in 2002; son Dean Dailey in 1988; grandson Jeremy Linn in 2006 and mother and father in law Glen and Pauline Dailey. Survivors include her seven children: Debbie Jekel of Carroll; Daniel Dailey and Lisa Mcleod of Centennial, CO; Diane Olson (Terry) of Carroll; David Dailey of Marshalltown; Dori Rotert and special friend Jon Waterbury of Manning; Douglas Dailey (Darcy) of Carroll; Dawn Shepherd of Templeton; 3 stepchildren: Shelly Hughes (Jim) of Lindhurst, OH; Brenda Villers (Chris) of Syracuse, UT and Danny Dailey (Tina) of Cleveland, OH; 24 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; one step great grandchild; other relatives and friends. Visitation After 4 PM Friday Ohde Twit Funeral Home, Carroll Prayer Service Fr. Tim Johnson Friday, December 21, 2012, 6:00 PM Ohde Twit Funeral Home, Carroll "Holes In Floor Of Heaven" Steve Wariner Recording Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 22, 2012, 10:00 AM Holy Spirit Church, Carroll, Iowa Reverend Timothy Johnson, Celebrant Reverend Tim Brockelman, Concelebrant Lectors Shelby Shepherd Davianne Rotert Dawn Shepherd Mass Servers Kendra Peter Kalee Peter Jeana Shepherd Gift Bearers Bonnie Bueltel Danny Bueltel Jaren Cox Music Katelyn Renze, Cantor Sue Feilmeier, Accompanist "Over You" Miranda Lambert Casket Bearers ~ Grandsons Ben Dailey Ryan Schreck Bret Schreck Aaron Rotert Reis Rotert Tucker Rotert Rory Shepherd Josh Dailey Tyler Dailey Reid Dailey Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery Carroll, Iowa

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