Alice May Dailey

Funeral services for Alice May Dailey, 65, Lawrence, will be at 10 am Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be Friday at 3 pm at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia, Kan.  Alice died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at LMH Health after a very short battle with small cell stage 4 lung cancer.

She was born August 31, 1955,  at St. Mary’s Hospital in Emporia, Kan. She attended school in the Americus school district until her senior year where she graduated from Emporia High School. She briefly moved to Wichita where she studied accounting and later moved back to Emporia where she met and married Delbert L. Dailey on August 24, 1985. Alice lived most of her adult life in Emporia until 2004 when she and the family moved to Lawrence where she started working for the University of Kansas, and retired after 18 years of service.

Survivors include her husband Delbert Dailey, Lawrence, son Ryan Dailey, Overland Park, daughter Natasha Rich, Lawrence, brother Raymond Moore, Woodland Park, Colorado, and her five grandchildren, Connor Flag (17), Overland Park, Hunter Dailey (14), Overland Park, Ashland Bledsoe (14), Lawrence, Cyler Rich (10), Lawrence, and Storm Rich (2), Lawrence.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Sowerby, father Lester Moore, brother Lewis Moore, and son-in-law Thomas Rich.

Alice was a loving wife, mother, and amazing friend, and all who met her loved her.

Messages & Condolences

From Ann Smith...

Dear Delbert and Family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Alice was loved by so many. Her humor and wit will be deeply missed. My heart is with you all.

From Marilyn Lane...

I am so sorry to hear about the death of Alice. I worked with her briefly at KU and remember her as being kind, funny, and thoughtful. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

From Carolyn Church...

I enjoyed knowing and working with Alice at KU. She was friendly, dependable, and excellent at anticipating what would be needed! I was shocked and saddened to learn of her death. I’m sorry for your loss.


Delbert & family, i am so sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. I understand how overwhelming this can be. Just remember the good times and smile. My prayers are with you.

From Joanne (Sack)...

Delbert, Ryan, Natasha and Ashland,

I’m still in shock that Alice is gone. I can’t attend either service, but I’ll be there in spirit. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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