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Louise Hershey Daily, 87, of Columbia City, died at 6:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since September 2001.
She was born Aug. 29, 1923 in Churubusco, a daughter of Dr. Ernest A. and Mary Elizabeth (Coldren) Hershey. A lifelong resident of Whitley County, she graduated from Churubusco High School and completed nurses training at St. Joseph Hospital.
A registered nurse, she worked at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne, J.I. Case in Churubusco, R.R. Donnelly & Sons, Columbia City Nursing Home and Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
In March 1970 she was united in marriage to George A. Daily. They made their home on Raber Road. Mr. Daily died Feb. 11, 1987.
Surviving relatives include a son, George T. (Lisa) Gerdes of Columbia City; two daughters, Emily L. Munk of Churubusco and Mary E. (Don) Heit; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Gordon Hershey and Dr. Ernest Hershey; and four sisters, Virginia Burris, Margaret Young, Martha Evelyn Hershey and Esther Frederick.
There will be no visitation or service. A private memorial service will be held at a later date at Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.
Preferred memorials are to The Woodlands Senior Center or Heartland Hospice.
Arrangements are being completed by Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.