Mary made her home in Oberlin since 1984, coming from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she was a Nurse in the VA Medical Center for 31 years, retiring in 1981. She was an active member of Rust United Methodist Church and served on the Usher Board. Mary also enjoyed bowling, gardening, jigsaw puzzles, classical and jazz music, and reading.
She is survived by a son, Bill (Regina) Dailey III of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; grandchildren, David and Tierra Dailey, of Pittsburgh; great grandson, Qumane of Oberlin; sister, Gwendolyn Carswell of Atlanta, Georgia; and three nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Dailey II; and mother and father, Viola and Robert Gilyard.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 17, 2012, from 10 A.M., until the services at 11 A.M., at the Cowling Funeral Home, in Oberlin. Pastor Lorenzo Smart will officiate. Private interment will be at Westwood Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rust United Methodist Women, 128 Groveland St., Oberlin, OH 44074.