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Betty Jane Dailey

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LISLE, Ill. -- Betty Jane Dailey (nee McDill), 87, a resident of Lisle, a former 33-year resident of Midland, Mich., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at her home. She was born July 15, 1920, in San Antonio, Texas.

She was the loving wife of Matthew J. Dailey of Lisle, whom she married on Sept. 6, 1943, cherished mother of Jane A. (Dennis) McCue of Largo, Fla., John C. (Jane) Dailey of Winter Park, Colo., Nancy G. (Edward) Ekis of Naperville, Ill., Kathleen (Roger) Becker Dailey of Panama City Beach, Fla., Sharron M. (Randy) Hill of Midland, Elizabeth J. (Paul) Lucero of Palatine, Ill. and Patricia E. (Michael) Roer of Marionette, Wisc., adored grandmother of 18, “Nana the Great” of seven great-grandchildren, devoted daughter of the late Bruce M. and Beulah (nee Waite) McDill, dear sister of Bobbie Myers of Worthington, Ohio, Bonnie Bowen of Columbus, Ohio, the late Beryl Pfahl and fond aunt to many.

Betty attended Ohio State University, Columbus, was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority and later worked as a Chemical Lab Technician.

Betty was a past president of the Midland Fiber Guild. She also served as the community representative for the Michigan League of Handweavers. Betty was highly respected for her knowledge of weaving. As a master in transforming thread to cloth and textile design, Betty conducted weaving workshops for both novice and advanced weavers. Furthermore, she participated in weaving demonstrations at community fairs and local events in the Midland, Mich., area. Betty was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church, Lisle.

Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 to 6 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.

Services will begin Monday, Oct. 15, 10:15 a.m., from the funeral home and will proceed to an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joan of Arc Church, Kingston and Front Sts., Lisle.

Interment will be SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Catholic Relief Services, 770 N Halsted St. #170, Chicago, IL 60622, or Vitas Hospice, 580 Waters Edge Dr., #100, Lombard, IL 60148, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 16, 2007
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