Ruth A. Dailey, "RuthAnn"

  • Born: March 29, 1941
  • Died: March 29, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family


Ruth Ann "Ruthann" Dailey 79, of Battle Creek passed away at home, surrounded by her family. She entered this world on March 29, 1941 and the Lord called her home on her birthday, March 29, 2020. She was born to Leaondues and Mable (Williams) Millsap in Battle Creek.

Ruth attended Battle Creek Central High School. She met the love of her life Earl Dailey, when she was 16. They were married 3 years later and went on to raise five children.

Ruth's hobbies were many, but to name some of them, singing, dancing, playing guitars of many varieties and picking banjo. In her earlier years she and Earl would take road trips on their motorcycles with other couples.

The family camped all over Michigan every summer. Ruth dabbled in more hobbies like cake decorating, crocheting and sewing. She greatly enjoyed birthday and Christmas get togethers, with the family and getting together to sing Karaoke in her home-made studio in their garage.

Ruth who was referred to as Ruthann by many and had many jobs that she loved throughout her life, babysitting as a teenager, working as a waitress at Woolworths, working in the canteen at Kellogg's, and selling Artex, Avon and Amway.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, and an infant sister Janet. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Earl Dailey, and Sister Barbara Stevens. Also surviving are her two sons Darrel (Saglenda Fincher) Dailey, David (Kathy) Dailey; three daughters Tracy (Everett Howard) Card, Teresa (Steve) Rangel, Trina (John) Nichols; thirteen grandchildren; April Cockrill, Amara Dailey, Lindsey Boyd, Jennifer Dyer-Taft, Chazz Dailey, Tekisha Hale, Ricky Leins, Mariah Leins, Caitlyn Card, Jozlynn Redemsky, Matthew Rangel, Michael Rangel, Brooke Byers and Jacob Hanger and sixteen great grandchildren.

A private family funeral service is being planned with interment at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice Serving Southwest Michigan, 8075 Creekside Dr # 120, Portage, MI 49024


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to see that Ruth Ann had die on her birthday. Didn't know when I put it Happy Birthday on her face book page. She was my first friend I had from grade school as we we were neighbors and living next door to her.

Posted by jo Anne Adams Mitchell - Colon - Friend   April 06, 2020

May the Lord comfort you during this time. She is no longer suffering but sleeping until Jesus comes to call us all home. 1 Thess. 4:13-18.
Our deepest sympathy.

Posted by Vicki & David Skinner - Battle Creek - Family Friend   April 02, 2020

So sorry to hear of Ruthann's passing. Will never forget the days of lamming with her and all of the good times we shared. Rest peacefully Ruth.

Posted by Garth Prior - Battle Creek, MI   April 02, 2020

As I was younger I enjoyed visiting the Dailys and always felt like part of the family. I'm going to miss her dearly she will always have a special place in my heart.

Posted by Eric Moore - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   April 01, 2020

my heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.i will hold many great moments shared with you all in my heart forever. katie and family

Posted by Joan Farmer - CAMERON, MO - Family Friend   April 01, 2020

Our love and prayers we send to family during this difficult time. Nick and Deb Mathews

Posted by Debra Mathews - Battle creek, MI - Friend   April 01, 2020

Love to you all! Thoughts and prayers and virtual ((hugs)).

Posted by Lori Ambler - Papillion, NE - Family   March 31, 2020