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Obituary for Emmett Daniel Dailey
BROCTON, IL --- Emmett D. Dailey, age 86 of Brocton, passed away at 10:03 AM, Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Newman Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Newman, Illinois. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 14 at Standard Funeral Home in Oakland, with Reverend Virgil Haynes officiating. Burial will be at Payne Cemetery, north of Brocton, with military rites conducted by American Legion Robert Willoughby Post 977 Brocton, Illinois and Veterans of Foreign Wars Sgt. C. W. Clement Post 3637 Oakland, Illinois. Friends may call after noon on Sunday at Standard Funeral Home in Oakland, where the family will be present for visitation from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday afternoon. Emmett Daniel Dailey was born on February 4, 1923 in Brocton, Illinois, the son of Daniel Boone and Minnie Louise Weber Dailey. He attended school in Brocton, and graduated from Brocton High School in 1941. Following high school, Emmett entered the United States Air Force, where he served from December 10, 1942 to March 12, 1946. On November 2, 1946 he married Doris Marie Gregory in Paris, Illinois. Survivors include his wife Doris Dailey of Brocton; two daughters, Cindy Coombes and husband Larry of Villa Grove, and Connie Hendry and husband Chuck of Oakland; four grandchildren, Cara Roberts and husband Ryan of Shorewood, Illinois, Holly Coombes of Aurora, Christi Saupp and husband Eric of Coatesville, Indiana, and Craig Hendry and wife Nichole of Shelbyville; four great-grandchildren, Jackson Saupp, Caroline Saupp, Sophi Saupp, and Hanna Roberts; and one niece, Lynn Hicks and husband Curtis of Covinton, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Max Dailey, and one niece Barb Dunn. Emmett had been employed for many years with the United States Postal Service in Brocton, first as a clerk, and later as a rural carrier. He also worked as a barber in Brocton for most of his married life. He was a member of the Brocton Christian Church, the Brocton American Legion, the Oakland Masonic Lodge, and the Rural Mail Carriers’ Association. Emmett also served at an Embarrass Township Trustee, and as Brocton City Clerk. In his spare time he loved woodworking, fishing, hunting, golfing, and seldom missed any sporting event in which his grandchildren participated. A memorial fund is being established for the Brocton Christian Church, or the Brocton Springfest.