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    Monte Eugene Dailey, son of Donald (Jake) and Geraldine (Gerri) Garrett Dailey, was born August 26, 1947 in Creston, Iowa.
    Monte graduated from high school and served in the U.S. Army. He was a heavy equipment operator and had operated his own caterpillar moving dirt. Monte had a love of horses and enjoyed his big garden.
    Monte passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2012 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. He was preceded in death by his mother.
    Survivors include three children Donald and Charles Dailey of Pickering, Missouri; daughter Angela Dailey of Orange, California; three grandchildren, Makayla, Shai and Damian; father, Donald (Jake) Dailey of Mount Ayr, Iowa; sisters, Diane (Kenneth) Wood of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Martha (Ronald) Landphair of Mount Ayr, Iowa, and other relatives and friends.
    Memorial services were held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Pastor Barton Shields officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

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