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Dailey Allison Corning

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 12:01 p.m. CDT

Dailey Allison, 92, of Corning died Feb. 10, 2013, at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning. The Rev. Richard Queener will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Etna Cemetery in Adams County. Open visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family in Dailey’s name. Online condolences may be left at

Dailey Emogene Allison, daughter of Geneva (Westfall) and David Johnston, was born Feb. 9, 1921, at her parents’ farm one mile north of Mount Etna in Adams County.

Dailey attended the same rural school for eight years and continued on to Corning High School where she graduated in 1938.

After graduation, Dailey pursued her teaching career and obtained her teaching certificate from the two-year elementary course at Iowa State Teacher’s College (University of Northern Iowa) in Cedar Falls.

Dailey returned to Adams County and taught in rural schools and in Cromwell, Bedford and Corning.

Dailey was a 4-H leader for five years in Washington Township.

On Aug. 12, 1951, Dailey married Darrel Ira Allison at Mount Etna Church of the Brethren.

The couple started their lives together on a farm seven miles north of Corning, where they lived most of their adult life.

Dailey was a homemaker during her married life.

The couple were long-time members of Mount Etna Church of the Brethren, and they both held many offices over the years. Dailey was also a member of the Friendship Club, Farm Bureau, Ladies Aide and See & Do Club at Mount Etna Church of the Brethren.

Darrel died Sept. 13, 2012.

Dailey is surived by her chidlren, Delores (husband Randall) Ramsey of Corning, Doug (wife Lisa) Allison of Corning and Deanna (husband Howard) Anderson of Nodaway; grandchildren, Matthew (Sheila) Ramsey, Nathan (Chelsea) Ramsey, Betsy (David) Stormer, Amber (Andrew) Tye, Emily Anderson, Blake Anderson and Ryan Allison; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Naomi Johnston of Des Moines; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Dailey was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Millard and Marvin Johnston; sisters, Alma Livingston, Aletha Johnston, Eunice Beck, Gladys Bickford and Vonnie Hedinger; and granddaughter Lauren Anderson (daughter of Doug and Lisa Allison).

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