Joanne M. Dailey

  • Born: August 13, 1932
  • Died: December 9, 2017
  • Location: New Lenox, Illinois

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

102 E. Francis Road
P.O. Box 129
New Lenox, IL 60451

Tel. (815) 485-3200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joanne M. Dailey
8/13/32 – 12/9/17
Joanne was called home on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Rock Run Assisted Living Home. She was born on August 13, 1932 to Florence (Reno) and William Yates. Joanne married Harold (Hap) Dailey in 1953. Harold and Joanne were blessed with four boys – Steve, Barry, Mike, and Tim. The Dailey clan made their home in New Lenox on East 4th Ave. Joanne was a Registered Nurse receiving her Bachelors degree from St Xavier University. She was employed for many years at Silver Cross Hospital and finished her career at Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Chicago. She leaves behind her loving family Lori (Steve deceased) Dailey, Mike (Carolyn) Dailey, Tim (Sharon) Dailey, her brother Tom (Sandy) Yates, her sister-in-law Ginny Dailey Decarlo along with her grandchildren Michelle (Brandon) Humphreys, Ashleigh Nussbaum, and Hannah (Ben) Meinert, and her great grandchildren Aiden Humphreys and Anderson and Barrett Meinert. Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold Dailey, her brother Bill Yates (Nancy), her sons Steve and Barry Dailey and her devoted companion of many years, Merrill Crouse. She was a member of St Jude Church, St Jude CCW and the choir, and the VFW Women's Auxiliary. Grandma Joanne will be greatly missed. We feel blessed that she was able to live on her own terms and was able to be independent right to the end…Godspeed. in lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Jude Choir would be appreciated. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E Francis Rd, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 3:00pm – 8:00pm. Funeral Service will be on Thursday, December 14, 2017 with prayers at the funeral home at 10:30am to St Jude Catholic Church, New Lenox for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Interment St Joseph Cemetery, Papineau, IL.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mike, Tim & families, I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of your mom, Merrill and my parents together over the years. Especially Friday nights at the VFW. I will always remember her kindness, sense of humor and her beautiful smile. She will be missed. Gail (Fitzer) & Bill Carli

Posted by A friend   January 01, 2018

Dear Mike, Tim and families-
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a sweet, kind lady and had a great sense of humor.

Posted by Roxanne Ruettiger - Co Springs, CO   December 17, 2017

Mike and Tim
My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom. Though I didn't know her well, I remember her as a warm and kind person. I had a chance to speak with her at Fr. Gerold's funeral and we had a lovely conversation - I was so impressed with her. In sympathy

Posted by Gerri Schubert - Woodridge, IL - friend   December 16, 2017

Mike and Carolyn, Our Condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Dave & Marie Wheeler - New Lenox, IL - Friend   December 14, 2017

My sympathy to Mike & Carolyn and Joanne's family. May the sweet memories help each one during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Joe Huff - Joliet - Friend   December 12, 2017


God Bless.

Posted by Duane & Carol Niemann    December 12, 2017

Joanne was such a sweet and kind woman. I'll never forget the first time she decided to join the Chorale group - she was shy and afraid she wouldn't fit in. Boy did she ever fit in. Funny, kind, sweet, just a few words to describe this wonderful woman. We were so sad to see her leave choir and move away. But Joanne was always in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest in God's loving arms Joanne and say Hi to my husband when you see him in Heaven. Hugs to Joanne's family.

Posted by Sue Behm - New Lenox, IL   December 12, 2017


Tim and Mike my condolences on the loss of your mom. She was a mom to me as well.She will be missed but not forgotten. Love and Blessings to you and your families.

Posted by Thomas VanHam - Rock Hill, SC   December 12, 2017

Grandma Joanne~we will miss you at Aiden's 3rd birthday the birth of your great-grand daughter in April... the Humphrey's Fourth of July celebrations, only to mention a few! it seems like we have known you longer than we have. The first time was at Michelle's graduation when Brandon was in Afghanistan. (I was so worried if everyone would like me....& if I would fit into your family??)Well....Grandma Joanne~when I met you, I felt very accepted & knew how lucky Brandon was to be dating Michelle. You were sweet, spunky and funny! Loved hearing about your early nursing days~ I know you are at peace & have gone to heaven. Please keep an extra watchful eye on Michelle (& her family) during these next few weeks. If you have any connections... bless them with a guardian angel. Our life was blessed to have known you! We will miss you!❤To your family~we share in your sorrow & loss. Blessings & love, Kelly & Cole Humphreys

Posted by Kelly & Cole Humphreys - Jefferson City, MO - Family Friend   December 11, 2017

Joanne was a lovely person. She always had a smile and a nice thing to say about everyone. I enjoyed being her friend. God Bless her and welcome her into Heaven.

Posted by Sharon Athans Stratton - Manhattan, IL - Friend   December 11, 2017

Will miss our visits. She was such a good friend and cousin! We alway's seemed to find a lot to talk about!

Posted by Sharon (Reno) Emerson - St. Anne, IL - Family   December 11, 2017

We are shocked and saddened over our unexpected loss of Grandma Joanne. We are certain that her family and friends who paved her way to Heaven were waiting for her at God's gate. We are also sure that Missy was waiting for her at The Rainbow Bridge - because we're certain that "all dogs go to Heaven".

Posted by Carolyn Dailey - Sun City West, AZ - Family   December 11, 2017


Dear Tim, Mike and Family,
My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mother and my good friend, Joanne. She will be missed and not forgotten. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
With much love and sympathy

Posted by Holly Burcenski - Sarasota, FL   December 11, 2017