Kenneth M. Dailey

September 28, 1920 ‒ October 26, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Kenneth M. Dailey, age 94, of Granville Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on September 28, 1920 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Homer and Josie (Heidy) Dailey. Kenneth served as a first class gunner’s mate and airplane mechanic in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1983 after 40 years of employment as a master welder, Kenneth retired with Cooper-Bessemer in Mount Vernon.

He attended the Church of God and was a member of Kokosing Local Lodge #90 International Association of Machinist. In April of 2011 Kenneth was a proud attendee of the Honor Flight Columbus. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his children, Fred (Rita) Dailey, Barbara (Bill) Lowe, Richard (Hessie) Dailey and Douglas (Sandy) Dailey all of Mount Vernon, seven grandchildren, Dawn (David) Bloomfield, Shawn (Amy) Dailey, Drs. Calley (Brad) Raetzke M.D., Michael Hudson, Victoria Sigman, Eric Dailey and Jonathan Dailey, eight great grandchildren, Caroline and Max Bloomfield, Connor and Chloe Dailey, Claire, Colin and Drew Raetzke and Austin Hudson. He is also survived by a sister, Norma Jean Walton of Mount Gilead.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Wanda Dailey and five sisters.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Brother Matthew Schwartz officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Kenneth’s name may be made to the Honor Flight Columbus, PO Box 12036, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Kenneth M. Dailey.

  • Dear Friends, Sending you our deepest sympathy. We have all lost a member of the “Cooper Family.” Ken was so proud of his accomplishments as a welder, and rightfully so. We will miss seeing him at the union get-togethers in the summer and at Christmas. May your fond memories sustain you through this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Brother Kenneth surely was an inspiration to all! He leaves us so many fond memories. We enjoyed his smile, humor, and laughter in addition to his wisdom.
    Our condolences go out to the family. While we can know he has fought a good fight and finished the course with good marks, it doesn’t fill the void left when a soldier of the faith is missing from the ranks. Our love and prayers go out to you this day and continuing!

  • Doug, Sandy and Jonathan: So sorry for your loss. Heaven’s gain is our loss. We will be praying for you all in the days and weeks ahead. He left a void that can’t be filled. However, Heaven is not a bad place to be..

  • To Brother Dailey’s family,

    He was the kindest man and very Godly . We loved to hear him sing “His Eye is on the Sparrow” We will miss him.Its good to know we will see him again someday.

  • Sis. Barb and family,
    We are truly sorry for your loss. Bro Dailey was an encouragement to us and we loved him. He was a very kind, Godly man. He will be missed. Praying for God to comfort your hearts.

  • Our sincerest sympathies for your loss. It doesn’t matter how old we get. It stings. Take comfort in a long life well-lived.

  • Fred and Rita,
    We sense with you the vacancy left remains as yours as your Dad has moved on. Both of Ron’s parents have died in the past six months; we can truly identify with you. These men who served in WWII were truly among the greatest generations. Their service as well as the devotion of those who supported them stand as examples of excellence. We will miss having your parents as back-yard neighbors.
    May the Lord bind up your wounds of loss and be with you as you cope with the tasks and adjustments that lie ahead.
    Ron and Ginny Cameron

  • Doug, Fred, and Barbara,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. He will certainly be missed! We miss his stories, laughter, and unconditional love. He was so kind to us. We love your family, and you will all be in our prayers.
    James and Susan Byall and children

  • Fred, Rita & family, you will all be in my prayers as you honor the memory of your father, father-in-law, grandfather & great grandfather. I am so thankful that you have the assurance that he is in heaven now with our Savior & with those he has loved. May God give you His strength & His peace as you grieve your loss. Love to all