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Haroldine Rose (Amis) Daily, 86, of Midland, MI passed away March 8, 2020 after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer.  Haroldine was born March 13, 1933, in Covington, OK to the late Harold Wilkerson and Rose Elizabeth (Sutter) Amis.  


Haroldine attended Covington HS where she was captain of the basketball team and valedictorian.  As a senior she was chosen to visit Washington DC and meet President Truman. Haroldine attended Oklahoma State University where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Phi Kappa Phi honor society.  She graduated in 1955 with a degree in education and married her college sweetheart, Bill Daily.   They recently celebrated their 64th anniversary.  Over the years they lived in Virginia, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois and California before spending the last 45 years in Midland, MI.  Haroldine taught High School Home Economics and was known to family and friends for her outstanding cooking.  She was also a successful real estate manager, managing rental properties across the country.  She was a member of the Midland Country Club board and became the first and only female president in 1982.  She was also a 20-year member and 6-year chairman of the board at Wolverine Bank.  She loved sports, especially college basketball and major league baseball, but her favorite games to attend were those of her grandchildren.   She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and found great joy in teaching Sunday school for over 50 years, instilling a love for Jesus and His Word in the hearts of hundreds of children, most recently at Midland Evangelical Free Church.  She leaves a legacy of faithful love and service.  


Haroldine is survived by her husband, Bill Daily of Midland MI; her son Bill (Sharon) Daily of St. Louis, MO; her daughter Liz (Bart) Bowser of Midland, MI; her son Bob (Sonia) Daily of Rochester, MI; grandchildren: Erin (Garrett) Grozak, Ryan Daily, Barton (Kelsie) Bowser, Will (Alison) Bowser, Brandon (Sarah) Bowser, Katie (Tim) O’Boyle, Michael (Jaclyn) Daily, Melissa Daily and 7 great grandchildren. Haroldine was predeceased by her grandson, Andrew Bowser.


Haroldine’s memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 14th at Midland Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Jeremy Lobdell officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday at the church from 9 am until the time of service.   A luncheon will be held afterwards at the Midland Country Club.


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donating to Faith Village Children’s Home, c/o AFCM International, PO Box 1918, Willmar, MN 56201


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Daily family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.




Condolence Messages

  1. Marianne H. Phillips

    09 April 2020 1 year ago

    This wonderful lady was a great influence for our family over the years. She will remain a loving example of strength and leadership for our family. She was there for our boys, hiring them for the first jobs in life. We will always remember the wonderful lady. She will be missed. Sending you so much love today.

  2. Joe & Norma Karwal

    22 March 2020 1 year ago

    “Lovely lady, Haroldine from Oklahoma.”—Norma’s immediate words on hearing the news, Bill.

    She also recalled Haroldine’s “joy” at Liz’ scorch job on the carpet (with the projector).

    We pray you and the family find peace and rest during your great, but temporary separation and loss..

  3. Cindy Armbruster

    12 March 2020 1 year ago

    Haroldine was an extraordinary woman. She always made everyone feel valued and her faith was inspiring. Rest well in the arms of your Savior.

  4. Jill Sharp

    10 March 2020 1 year ago

    I was blessed to get acquainted with Haroldine during her time in St. Louis for medical treatment. She is a beautiful spirit, and she brightened every room she entered. I admired her strength, determination and (especially) her feistiness! Thank-you, Haroldine, for having blessed me and so many at Salem United Methodist Church.

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