Ila Ann (Jensen) Dailey 86, of Arnold passed away Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at Quality Senior Villages in Broken Bow, NE.
Ila was born March 17, 1934 in a country home between Maxwell and Curtis to John and Viola (Nelsen)Jensen. Ila graduated from Brady High School in 1951.
Ila married Earl Dailey on April 20, 1952 in Yuma, AZ at 5:00 AM. After Earl finished his years of service in 1952 from the Army they moved back to Nebraska. In 1958 Earl and Ila added a son Dennis Eugene Dailey. They lived between Callaway and Cozad for 15 years before moving back to the Arnold area. In 1979 they moved to their present home in Arnold.
Ila went to Kearney State College and received her teacher’s certificate Ila taught K-8 at a country school on Red Fern Table for ten years and finished her teaching career at Arnold Public School where she taught kindergarten for 22 years. Ila loved her many years of teaching and all of her students (little people).
Ila was very active in the community and enjoyed going with the Red Hat ladies on adventures. She also played in many card groups. Ila enjoyed collecting bells.
Ila is survived by her husband Earl of 68 years. Brother-in-law Gayle Miller of Kearney; sister-in-law Ester Webster of North Platte, brother-in-law Donald Dailey of Arnold and many nieces, nephews, cousins and foreign exchange student Karen Kjems Lyngvad from Denmark.
Ila was preceded in death by her son Dennis, parents, sister Ruby and husband Bob Sailor, sister Margie Miller and brother Harold Jensen, brothers-in-law Earl Webster and Kenneth Dailey and sisters-in-law Beverly Dailey and Katherine Armstrong.
Private family services will be held Thursday, May 14, in Arnold. NE with Pastors Ben Eickhoff and Frank Scott officiating. Interment will be in the Arnold Cemetery. A visitation will be Wednesday, May 13th, from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM with family greeting friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Arnold Funeral Home. Due to the recent health concerns we will follow the mandated 10 people maximum rule. Memorial has been established to the Arnold School Foundation. Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The services will be livestreamed at www.govierbrothers.com at 2:00 PM.