Louise Daily, 87

Louise Hershey Daily, 87, of Columbia City, died at 6:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at Miller’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 Miller’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.