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BLOOMINGTON  — Josephine M. Daly, 88, of Bloomington died at 10:38 p.m. Thursday (May 5, 2011) at her home.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, with Monsignor Gerald T. Ward officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, with a prayer service at 3:15 p.m. Additional visitation will be for one-half hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OSF Hospice, Central Catholic High School, Birthright or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Jo was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Bloomington, the daughter of William D. and Mary Sheehan Arbuckle. She married John C. “Jack” Daly on Nov. 24, 1945, in Bloomington. He died Jan. 19, 2003.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen (Earl) Rogers of Bloomington and Connie (Gary) Yeagle of Lexington; a son, John (Sandy) Daly Jr. of Crystal Lake; 12 grandchildren, Bridget, Molly and Tom Larkin, Chris (Joyce) Yeagle, Julie Yeagle, Michael Yeagle, Greg (Jessica) Yeagle, Jeff (Katie) Yeagle, Maggie (Joe) Chmiel, John Daly, Michael Daly and Nikki (Steve) Purdy; two step-grandchildren, Michael (Angie) Rogers and Sheri (Ashook) Rogers; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann Schuler of Bloomington; two sisters-in-law, Paula (John) Cunningham and Veronica (Don) Zeitles; and two brothers-in-law, Gene Kiley and Bob Ely.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Mary Schenk; and two brothers, Bill and Leo Arbuckle.

Jo was a 1941 graduate of Trinity High School. Prior to retiring, she worked in the State of Illinois Employment Office, Bloomington, and was the business office manager at Central Catholic High School for 13 years. Jo was a member of St. Patrick Church of Merna.

Jo was a creative, skilled seamstress, an avid bridge player and she enjoyed gardening. She was active in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending their special events and keeping in touch with them. In addition, one of her greatest joys was sharing her faith and the Eucharist with the sick and elderly at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, McLean County Nursing Home and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center.

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