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George Robert Dailing, age 73, of Edina, Missouri, died Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. He was born on April 2, 1937, at Edina, Missouri, the son of James Harley and Nellie Marie Kiesow Dailing. He was united in marriage to Sharon Walker on February 16, 1974, at Edina, Missouri.

George was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Joseph J. (Buck) Dailing, one daughter-in-law Linda Hopkins, and a brother-in-law Ronald Hettinger.

Surviving are his wife Sharon Dailing of Edina, Missouri, five children, Christina Marie Dailing Waibel and (Roger) of Edina, Missouri, Robert Dailing and (Judy Ruth) of Oxford, Iowa, James Hopkins and (Shirley Snow) of Milan, Missouri, Ronald Hopkins and (Shari) of Milan, Missouri, and Georgina Dailing Eddy and (Steve) of Milan, Missouri, one sister Bonnie Hettinger of Knox City, Missouri, eighteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, one sister-in-law Janet Parrish and (Wayne) of Baring, Missouri, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

George received his education at Edina, Missouri. He served his country in the United States Army receiving the good conduct medal, sharpshooters badge (Carbine), expert badge (Rifle M1) and the motor driver’s badge. George was a heavy equipment operator and was employed with Gragg’s Plumbing and Heating, Bill Early, Spark’s Construction and retired with Brinks Construction in 1999 after thirteen years. George was a member of North Missouri Disable American Veterans # 48, Cyril Graham American Legions Post # 261 and Knox County Memorial V.F.W. Post # 4822.

George enjoyed collecting old toys, crock jars and attending the Rutledge Gun & Dog Auction. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, the St. Louis Cardinals and spending time with his family and friends.

Memorial services were held 7 p.m. Monday, December 27, 2010, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend David Howald officiated the services. Burial with full military honors was in Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, Missouri. The family received friends from 5 p.m. till time of services at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2010, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.

Memorials in memory of George Robert Dailing may be made to the American Lung Association. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.