Monday, February 19, 2018

Marie Dailey Hass

Life Legacy
Marie Shroyer Dailey Hass
PRINCETON, MO: Marie Shroyer Daily Hass, 98, Princeton, MO (formerly of Mercer, MO) passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at a Princeton, MO nursing home.
Marie was a mother, housewife, farmer, auction clerk, teacher, librarian, cattle breeder, pie baker, quilter and last survivor of nine children.
She was born at home November 17, 1919 in rural Mercer, MO the daughter of Virgil Wayne and Jessie (Toot) Shroyer. They soon moved to town for the kids to go to school.
Marie dropped out of school to marry Howard K. Dailey of Lineville, Iowa. They started housekeeping and family in South Lineville, Missouri.
After three years, they bought a farm east of Mercer in the Cleopatra community. She lived on that farm until her three children graduated. She then moved to Princeton, MO to finish her high school education and went on to graduate from Trenton Junior College, now North Central Missouri College. She went on to receive a degree in education from Northwest Missouri College, Maryville.
After Howard died, she became librarian at the Lineville School. A dancer, she met and married Joe Hass, a farmer of Princeton. Then they moved to a farm near Mercer.
She continued to operate Dailey Acres Farm with her youngest son, Elijah D. Dailey.
Marie was a farm manager and farm hand when her husband was in ill health. She also worked with him in clerking area farm sales, including Thompson Farm of Spickard when it was given to the University of Missouri, Columbia. In her so-called retirement she became a prolific and prize winning quilter. She gave every grandchild and beyond a handmade graduation or birth quilt. Her quilts raised funds at auction for the Mercer United Methodist Church.
A major accomplishment was teaching a love of reading to her offspring. In the days before television, she read books and stories aloud beside the wood stove in the farmhouse living room. This was before REA electricity. She sat under the gas Aladdin reading lamp.
Marie’s aim was to live to be 100, as did several of her aunts in the Toot family, but the flu intervened.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 husbands, Howard Dailey and Joe Hass; and 8 brothers and sisters, Wauneta Shroyer, Wesley Shroyer, Eva Alley, Vera Dunbar, Ruth Austin, Margaret Logan, Wayne Shroyer and Betty Daily.
Marie is survived by her children, Fred Duane Dailey, Columbia, MO, Deanna Kay Schreffler, Des Moines, IA, Elijah D. Dailey, Mercer, MO; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
Marie has been cremated under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Princeton, MO.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. She will be inurned beside her first husband and the Fred Dailey in-laws in Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville, IA. Memorials may be made to the F.D. Dailey Student Endowment and/or Mercer United Methodist Church in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 316, Princeton, MO 64673. Online condolences may be left at

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Madge Axsom Valese

Aunt Mary writes that Uncle Marvin's daughter Cathy Lynn wrote her that Madge Axsom Valese died January 16 2018, believed to be age 93. (did not find online obit searching by Madge Axsom Valese.) She was a daughter of Cora & Jay Axsom (Cora was my great grandma Daisy's sister, and Jay was my great grandpa Johnnie's brother....sisters married brothers. )and a sister of Maxine Axsom Bradbury. (in side note: Maxine and Cora were both known for talking 100m.p.h.)

Monday, January 22, 2018

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Kevin's sister Dianna has passed away.

she was married to a Rogers, and then a Kennedy (I believe.) She had one son, Daniel Todd Dailey. She has resided in Texas for many years.

a marriage

how awful is it that I can't remember my cousin's married name? She was Shelia Grace Little Dauma, but has remarried. His name is Ben.
Shelia's oldest son married the mother of his son November 16th and they have announced a pregnancy.