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Sarah Cecil02/25/2015
Sarah Colleen (Cecil) Dailey was born on March 18, 1933, in Pershing, Iowa, the daughter of Clark Roswell and Goldie Bearl (Sparks) Cecil. She grew up in Pershing and graduated from Knoxville High School.

Sarah was united in marriage to Merle Eugene Dailey on May 13, 1951, in Knoxville.

The couple made their home in Knoxville, and while their children were growing up, Sarah’s passion was to stay at home to raise her children. When the last of the children had left home, she began working as a Nurse’s Aide at Griffin’s Nursing Home. Later she became a Medical Aide and would work with the Veterans at the Knoxville Rest Home.

Sarah attended Riverside Community Church with her daughters. She liked fishing, playing bingo, and going to the casinos. Merle and Sarah also loved to dance. Most of all, she loved spending time with her great-grandchildren.

Sarah passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at the Knoxville Hospital at the age of 81 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merle; four brothers; seven sisters; and a granddaughter, Miranda.
Colleen Cecil
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Marla (Marvin) Hawkins, Sheila Durham, Dan (Patty) Dailey, Gloria (Mike) Sage, and Twila (DeWayne) Kennedy, all of Knoxville; 25 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Knoxville with Pastor Bruce Rietveld officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home.