Evelyn “Gene” Dailey
June 13, 1943 ‒ July 02, 2014
Evelyn “Gene” Dailey, age 71 of Delaware passed away Wednesday peacefully at home.
She was born in Columbus on June 13, 1943 to the late Boyd A. and Juanita M. (Sadler) Gundelfinger. A graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School in 1961, she remained true to her class with many lifelong friendships.
Moving to Delaware in the early 1960’s she worked as executive assistant to the Provost Office for Ohio Wesleyan University. Gene was a longtime volunteer at Grady Memorial Hospital and for a brief time while she lived in Texas served as the Director of Senior Friends at Bellaire Hospital in Houston.
A women of deep faith, she was an active member of Old Stone Presbyterian Church as a member of the choir, Sunday and Bible school teacher, as well as elder and deacon. With a spunky personality, she was beautiful inside and out. She enjoyed crafts in many mediums, photography, and was also a member of the Delaware County Tops. Always generous and forgiving, she was active with the Arthur Place Community and various senior organizations.
Active in every way she was most proud for recently completing the Body of Iron Challenge at the Delaware YMCA, exceeding her expectations. Every accomplished task was followed with her hands in the air shouting “I Did It!”. She was truly extraordinary.
Her motto was “You don’t quit playing when you grow old; you grow old when you quit playing”. Needless to say she never considered herself as old, with a smile and wink.
She will be remembered for her adoring love of family, her children and precious grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory include children Juanita (Chad) Wilkinson of Bellefontaine, Elizabeth (Ramiro) Alvarez of Perrysburg, Allen Ryther of Chesapeake, VA, Amy Wilson of TN, 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sisters Melody (Michael) Fathbruckner of Delaware, Margi Gundelfinger, her niece Tina (Nou) Lithiluxa, a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Frederick “Fritz” Dailey and brother Boyd Gundelfinger Jr.
Memorial services celebrating the life of Gene Dailey will be held 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Rd, Delaware, OH 43015. Her family will greet friends one hour prior to the services and a reception will follow. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center.
Memorial contributions can be made to Old Stone Presbyterian Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com