Dorothy Ellen (Young) Dailey

December 31, 1934 ~ May 2, 2020 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Dorothy Ellen Young Dailey


            Dorothy Ellen Young Dailey, 85, Paoli, died May 2, at Paoli Health and Living in Paoli.


            Born December 31, 1934, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Edward Aniel and Orna A. Hancock Young. She married Julius Dale Dailey, on December 24, 1958, and he passed away on April 26.


            Dorothy (Dot) attended Youngs Creek School and was a graduate of Paoli High School, valedictorian and historian of the class of 1953.


            She had worked for the Orange County courthouse and attorneys and Paoli newspapers.


            Dorothy had collected lighthouses and cardinal figurines and enjoyed doing word puzzles, eating out with friends and walking. She attended Paoli and Hardinsburg church services and loved singing gospel hymns.


            Survivors include nephews and nieces from her sisters Hilda McCabe and Mary Chapman - Steve, Ronnie and Connie; Thomas, John and Suzanne.


            Survivors from Julius' fami4y are nephews and nieces Connie Minton, Kenny Minton, John Collins, Rusty Johnson and Tim Ferguson; Karen Alvey, Brenda Nicholson, Nancy Tillett, Donna Atchley, Marsha Meehan, Rebecca Lorey, Peggy Toby, Sheilla Allen and Barbara Penn.


            Also, Dorothy's friends Jim and Norma Collins, Brian and Cory.


            She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sisters Mildred (Elwood) Kendall, Hilda (Clarence) McCabe and Mary (John) Chapman; brother George, an infant; her brothers-in-law Banks Dailey, Bryce Dailey and Robert (an infant); her sisters-in-law Roxie Minton, Leona Collins, Lucille Johnson and Jean Ferguson.


            Many thanks to the good neighbors on Second Street and in town who gave Dorothy



            Many thanks from the family to the caring staff at Paoli Health and Living.




Visitation and funeral services for Dorothy have been limited to private family only. Interment will be at Stampers Creek Cemetery. Due to the CDC mass gathering recommendation enforced by Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, no more than 10 people are allowed in a room at a time. We have made the difficult decision to have the funeral service and visitation be restricted to immediate family only. While this is not our ideal situation, we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.


Gary Swick will officiate


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