John Paul Daniely

John Paul Daniely, formerly of Valparaiso, IN passed away at the age of 84 in Nashville, IN on July 7, 2011. John was born at home in Hymera, IN to Dean and Florence (Umstead) Daniely on July 27, 1926. He was the youngest of seven children. John graduated from Hymera High School, Class of 1944. Due to the size of the school, reunions were held every year for all classes. He attended many reunions with his siblings, cousin and high school friends until after 2000. Following graduation, John served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1944-1947 during WWII, while stationed in Japan. Although he never discussed his tour, John recently mentioned he marched through Hiroshima after it was destroyed. After returning from the service, John joined National Cash Register Company until he retired in 1976 due to a disability. He married Faye Meier (Charles Polarek) on July 30, 1955. He was the happiest at his home in Nashville, IN where he relocated in 1986. John thoroughly enjoyed landscaping and gardening. People often said he moved trees and bushes like some people moved furniture! He loved being surrounded by the forests of Brown County and the wildlife that lives there. He also loved watching sports, following politics, reading the Bible and toothpicks! John is survived by his daughters: Jane (Larry) Kubal of Valparaiso, IN; Judy (Gary) Worland of Indianapolis, IN, and Johnna (Gregg) Gholston of Valparaiso, IN; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his brother, Joe (Leola) Daniely of Greenwood, IN; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by a grandson, Mitchell Dean Gholston; brothers: Jim and Jeff; sisters: Bonnie Worth, Virginia Russell, and Hady Woodsmall; nephews: Jimmy Daniely, Phillip Criss and John Dean Russell. Following a private family ceremony, John was interred at K & P Cemetery, Hymera, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the : Special thanks to the caregivers at the Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis, IN; the Visiting Nurses Service of Martinsville, IN, and Brown County Health and Living, Nashville, IN for their loving care and support.

Funeral Home

Mattox-McHugh Funeral Home
205 Washington Street Shelburn, IN 47879
(812) 397-2101

Published in The Times on July 16, 2011