Mary Monroe (Townsley) Dailey

April 11, 1924 ~ December 29, 2019 (age 95)


Mary Monroe Townsley Dailey, of Apache, was born April 11, 1924, in Kingston, Oklahoma to Willie Pearl Kaney and Monroe James Townsley. She passed away December 29, 2019, in Lawton at the age of 95.

Graveside services at Fairview Cemetery are planned for Thursday, January 2, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Bud Jones officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crews Funeral Home.

As an infant, Mary moved with her mother to Stecker after the death of her father. They lived there with an aunt and uncle. She was raised in Stecker, attending school and graduating high school in 1942. It was there she met her husband, Charles William (Bill) Dailey. They married on July 30, 1943, in Walters, and were married for 49 years until his death in 1992.

Mary was a homemaker, raising her children the best she could.

She married into a large family and enjoyed visiting with her many brothers- and sisters-in-law. She also loved going on yearly trips to Kingston to visit her grandmother, aunts and uncles there.

Mary had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. She also loved to dance and went dancing every Saturday night for many years.

Later on she liked her television shows. Some favorites were Andy Griffith, The Price Is Right, and Wheel of Fortune. She also loved going for car rides, the longer the better and stopping for ice cream. She loved her chocolate.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; parents; and daughter, Connie Harris and son in law Paul Harris

Mary is survived by her children: Rick Dailey and Sheila Bybee and husband Damon; grandchildren: Nena DeForest and husband Dennis, Bryan Harris and wife Carol, Travis Harris and wife Tracey, Chesna Herder and husband Alex, Mika Dailey, Olana Walsh and husband Dustin, Jason Vail and wife Bobbi, Dainell Wilson and husband Alex; 15 great grandchildren with another on the way; 9 great great grandchildren; and half-sister, Barbara Thomason Taylor.

Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Harris, T J Harris, Jason Vail, Brayden DeForest, Dennis DeForest, and Damon Bybee.

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January 2, 2020

2:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery

Apache, OK 73006

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