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Donna Dell (Frazer) Daily, 77, Kokomo, passed away at 2:01 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1939, in Kokomo, the daughter of Donald "Jiggs" and Martha (Dwyer) Frazer. On Aug. 30, 1957, she married Mark A. Daily, who preceded her in death March 30, 1992.
Donna was a 1957 graduate of Northwestern High School and had attended Indiana University at Kokomo. She retired as a dispatcher after 25 years of service from the Kokomo Senior Citizens Center.
Donna was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She was an avid reader, and a crossword puzzle enthusiast. Donna's friends and family will miss her wonderful dry wit. Her family was her life. She enjoyed her siblings and their families and especially loved her children, grandchildren, and now great-grandchildren. Donna was a loving wife and devoted caregiver to her husband.
Donna is survived by her children, Janny Varnau, Sherry (Gary) Gillund, Don Daily, Tim (Amy) Daily, Doug (Anna Marie) Daily and Mark Daily; grandchildren, Shera (Aaron) Stewart, Ellie (Nate) Garvey, Mary Kate Varnau, Betsy Varnau, Annalisa Varnau, Tom (Jeri) Gillund, Tony (Karin) Gillund, Gracia Gillund, Maddie Daily, Lizzie Daily, Annie Daily, Matt (Kristi) Daily, Missy (Mason) Dill, Mitch (Bailey) Daily, Mollie (Joe) Viater, Maggie Daily, Emily (Chris) Fuller, Ryan Daily, Sarah Daily and Mackie Daily; great-grandchildren, Vic Stewart, Elsa Stewart, Mina Stewart, Odetta Garvey, Kailah Jones, Kamran Jones, Wyatt Rethlake-Gillund, Alaina Gillund, Ava Grace Fuller and Aiden Fuller; siblings, Jo Jo (Harvey) Zinschlag, Marita (Elmer) Hileman, Jay "Buzz" (Diana) Frazer, and Kay Frazer; and many nieces and nephews.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and son-in-law, Vic Varnau.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St., with the Rev. Father David Huemmer the celebrant. Burial will follow in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, and one hour prior to Mass on Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made in Donna's memory to St. Patrick Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on March 22, 2017
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