The visitation for Mrs. Linda Kramer, 67, of Philips, South Dakota and formerly Burlington, Iowa will be held this Saturday, April 27th from 10 to 11 a.m. at Elliott Chapel, New London with inurnment of her cremains immediately following at Winfield Scott Cemetery, rural Winfield. Pastor Chris Roepke will officiate. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the American Lung Association.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date for Mrs. Carol J. Gillette, 72, of Danville, who died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Danville Care Center. Elliott Chapel, New London is in charge of arrangements.
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Mary Jane Melland Dailey, 90, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Boise, Idaho. Born Jan. 23, 1923, in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of John Arndt Melland and Jeanne Ann Plouffe Melland. On Nov. 8, 1945, she married Edward William Dailey in Hutchinson. Mrs. Dailey grew up in Hutchinson, Kan., where she was a 1940 graduate of St. Theresa’s High School and a 1942 graduate of Hutchinson Junior College. After college, she was employed as a photographer and reporter for the ‘News-Herald’ in Hutchinson.
On April 1, 1945, she transferred to the newspaper in Burlington, and while on assignment with the ‘Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette’, she met her soon to be husband. She loved the arts and had an eye for beauty, which was reflected throughout all she did. She enjoyed designing and tending to her exquisite gardens, decorating the interior of her home and creating stylish couture for her seven daughters. Her love for beauty and design also extended into the needlepoint pieces she created. She helped create a Christmas stocking that hung on the Clinton White House Christmas tree and is now part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian Institute. She loved to read, was a master chef and an impeccable hostess. Additionally, she and her husband frequently opened their home for charitable events and fund raisers.
They were consummate travelers and collected many memories traveling all over the world. She was particularly fond of, and often shared the stories about their excursions to Japan, Hawaii, and to England with the American Bar Association, where they had tea with the Queen of England. She also tracked and pinned locations on the maps in her home when members of
her family travelled throughout the world.
Her greatest pleasure was simply sitting on the back porch with a cup of hot coffee and the newspaper, listening to the songbirds living in her beautiful gardens. She was very active with Burlington PTA, Cub Scouts, Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, Bridge Club, Shakespeare Club, Embroidery Guild of America/Great River Chapter, Historical Society, Art Guild, Civic Music Assoc., and Burlington Golf Club. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
Survivors include three sons, Edward Dailey of Tulsa, OK, Eric Leif Dailey of Cary, NC, Brian Thomas Dailey of Farmington Hills, MI; seven daughters, Patricia Bauerenfeind of Helena, MT, Shean Catherine Kovach of Bisbee, AZ, Justine Todd of Burlington, Ellen Dailey and Diana Nollen, both of Lincoln, NE, Rita Vennard of Centralia, MO, Regina Wilkening of Boise, ID; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, John “Jack” Melland of KS; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, two sons, and three brothers.
The funeral mass for Mrs. Dailey will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday April 27, 2013 at St. Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Marty Goetz as Celebrant. Special music will be provided by the Des Moines Co. Resurrection Choir. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Prugh’s Chapel, with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Memorials have been established for Burlington Public Library and the Art Guild.