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Elmira Dail

Elmira H. “Mickey" Dail, 86, of the Neck District, Cambridge, died on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Dorchester General Hospital, Cambridge.

Born on September 5, 1926 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late George Moulton Hoswell and Grace Ella Cole Hoswell.

She was a graduate of Western High School, Baltimore, MD. On April 4, 1944 she married R. Melvin Dail. Mr. Dail passed away on December 8, 2005.

Mrs. Dail had worked at Western Electric in Baltimore, Airpax and Western Publishing in Cambridge.

She was a devoted member of Spedden United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was past president of the United Methodist Women of the Church.

Mrs. Dail was a former member of the Cambridge Senior Homemakers Club, Secretary to the County Council of Extension Homemakers, 4H Club Leader, member of the Neck District Volunteer Fire Company, and a volunteer with the Dorchester Hospice Foundation from its inception in 1983 to 1995.

In recent years “Mickey” enjoyed swimming at the YMCA as part of a group known as the “Baywatch Hopefuls”. These friends shared many laughs and trips to the donut shop. Mickey also spent many hours visiting nursing home patients.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Baxter and her husband Michael of Linkwood and Beverly Elliott and her husband Davis of Cambridge, a sister Irma Galford of Lincoln, DE., a granddaughter Jennifer Elliott Truby and her husband Peter, great grandson Carter Truby, three step-grandsons Davis Elliott, Jr., William Elliott, Duane Elliott and their families and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents and husband were a sister Dorothy Bennett and a brother James G. Hoswell.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, beginning 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2012. A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor Pam Bockart officiating.

A memorial service will be held at Spedden U.M. Church in the Neck District on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 2 p.m.

Memorial offerings may be made in Mrs. Dail’s memory to Spedden U.M. Church, c/o Carolyn Wright, 507 Gay St., Cambridge, MD 21613 or to the Neck District Volunteer Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, 954 Cooks Point Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613.

To send online condolences, please visit www.newcombcollins.com.

Facts Born: September 5, 1926
Death: October 28, 2012

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Posted by: Sonny and Elaine Robbins Your Mom was a wonderful person. We will be praying for you and your family. 11/02/2012 Posted by: Pat Simmons Dear Barb & Beverly: I just learned of your Mother's passing and am truly sorry I was not there to offer my condolences. But know that I will miss seeing your mom at the "Y" pool everyday. If there is anything I can do, please call on me. Love to all the family. Pat 11/01/2012 Posted by: Becky Jones Dennis Beverly - Mark and I are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Becky and Mark 11/01/2012 Posted by: Cathy Delaha Mooney I so fondly remember the visits at Aunt Louise's with Mickey and Melvin. She was a special and kind lady and will truly be missed by so many. Fond memories with a deep and cherished love will always be with you. I am thinking of you during this time and offer my sincere and heartfelt sympathy. Cathy 11/01/2012 Posted by: Anne Usiondek-Benjamin Jennifer said exactly my thoughts...I still have a card from Ms. Mickey when she used to watch Jen and how precious those times were with her and Mr.Melvin! She was one of a kind and did so much for Spedden's church over the many years. Ms. Mickey was an avid reader and contributed many books to the church library. She will definitely be missed by my girls and I but I am so happy she is reunited with Mr. Melvin and with Jesus! My heart goes out to Bev and Barb and Jennifer. 11/01/2012 Posted by: Jennifer Benjamin Wingate Miss Mickey & Mr. Melvin were my first babysitters. I will hold wonderful memories of her throughout the years-from growing up in Spedden's church and trick-or-treating to her house every year to be greeted by the warm smell of fresh popcorn that they always handed out, and her warm hugs and words of encouragement that she would always give. I am glad that she is reunited with Mr. Melvin again. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. 10/31/2012 Posted by: Noreen McQuaide How sad to hear of the loss of your mother. I too have experienced that deep pain of loss. I hope that you may find comfort in Job 14:14,15, which assures us that Almighty God has not only the power, but the desire to resurrect our dear loved ones. Sincerely, Noreen 10/31/2012 Posted by: Ron Bromwell Really sorry to hear about Miss MICKEY, haven't seen her in a while, when I was around her she always seemed very content and happy with life. The family has my deepest sympathies. 10/31/2012 Posted by: Buddy & Barb Mowbray Please accept our sincere sympathy and know that you are in out thoughts and prayers. Your mother was suchc a beautiful lady and will be missed by all those she ever touched. 10/30/2012 Posted by: Ronald and Julie Arms It was our privilege to know Mickey and share time with her as a neighbor and dear friend. Our love goes out to Bev and Barb in particular and all Mickey's family. Blessings. 10/29/2012 Posted by: Scottie and David Marshall Lots of love, hugs and prayers to the entire family. Ms. Mickey was an amazing person and was well-liked by all. She will be missed by many including the people from the Neck. God bless Ms.Mickey and God bless all of you! 10/29/2012 Posted by: Levin & Effie M. Elzey Dear Family, Micky was a dear friend & co worker. She always showed her Christian personna everywhere I saw her. Our sympathy & condolencess to her children & family. 10/29/2012 Posted by: Maurice & Arlene Spedden Mickey was a dear friend of ours and our family. She spent many years volunteering her time and care with our sister, Mildred Seward, for which the family was very appreciative. 10/29/2012 Posted by: Wayne & Colleen Bromwell Miss Mickey was such a love to all who met her and made our lives a much better place. Her beauty, her kindness and her example of being Christ's child is one we should all make important in our lives and follow. Peace and rest well our dear loving angel Miss Mickey. Our love is with your family. 10/28/2012

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