Sheryl J. Daily, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, surrounded by family at the Asbury Towers Retirement Community in Greencastle, Ind. She was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of John and Ruth Blakeney. She graduated from Ridge Farm High School in 1956. In 1957 she was married to Richard Frick of Sidell for 18 years; they had raised three kids and then divorced. She later married Lewis Daily, raised two kids and then Lewis passed away in 1998. She lived in Ridge Farm and a few places in Vermillion County and then settled in the Crawfordsville, Ind., area for the last 10 years.
Her main focus in life was her children. She was a wonderful, devoted mother and grandmother whose legacy was teaching and guiding them through life with her infinite wisdom. She was a one-of-a-kind vibrant intelligent person with a great sense of humor. She was extremely creative, spending many hours on 300 spiritual illustrations and individual "zip art" pictures for friends and family. Throughout her whole life, she cared about and helped whoever crossed her path, living the verse, "God... will not forget the work you did and the love you showed." - Hebrews 6:10.
She is survived by her four children, Robyn (Cindy) Frick of Eddington, Maine, Danae Goss (Michael) of Seattle, Wash., Chloann (Tim) Woolley of Woodland Park, Colo., and Melinda Spicer (Larry) of Crawfordsville, Ind.; her mother, Ruth Robertson (George) of Altoona, Wis.; and two sisters, Sue (Richard) Gunn of Eleva, Wis., and Debra (Bob) Raasch of Eau Claire, Wis. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Jay Elliot (Destiny) who she helped raise, Jessica Frick (Eric), Sarah Frick, and Kyle Frick, Logan Woolley, Joel Woolley and Ruth Woolley; and Aris Goss and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, John Blakeney; husband, Lewis Daily; daughter, Colleen Daily; and a nephew, Tyrel Wiseman.
At her request, she will be cremated and a graveside service will be held in Ridge Farm, Ill., at a later date to be announced. The following are poems she also requested to include. The family would like to thank the staff at Asbury Towers and Kindred Hospice for their fantastic, loving care. If anyone is led to make a donation in Sheryl's name, they can be sent to Asbury Towers, 102 W Poplar St., Greencastle, IN 46135.
As a parting note, Sheryl would say at the end of our phone conversations, "I don't say good-bye. Here's a kiss."
No matter what else you are doing,
From the cradle days through to the end,
You are writing your life's secret story,
Each day sees another page penned.
Each month ends a thirty-page chapter:
Each year means the end of a part-
And never an act is misstated,
Or even one wish of the heart.
Each day when you wake the book opens,
Revealing a page clean and white;
What thoughts and what words and what doings
Will cover its pages by night?
God leaves that to you, you're the writer,
And never a word shall grow dim,
Till the day you write the word "finis,"
And give back your life's book to Him.
I don't want my name on a tombstone,
I don't want my name in stained glass,
I just want my name in the Book of Life
'Cause that's the only thing that will last.
Published on June 3, 2017