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Janet Dailey Dies


By: Sam Clanton
Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013

BRANSON, Mo. – Romance novelist Janet Dailey of Branson died Saturday at the age of 69. Dailey had been suffering from complications due to a recent aneurysm.

Among her numerous achievements as an author, Dailey is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a novel in every state of the union. She reached the New York Times Best Seller List on several occasions.

There are currently more than 325 million copies of Dailey’s books in print, with translations in 19 languages for 98 different countries.

A native of Iowa, Dailey moved to Branson in 1980 with her husband Bill, who preceded her in death in 2005.

Dailey called Branson an ideal place to live, with friendly residents and generally good weather surrounded by the beauty of the Ozark Mountains.

As a co-owner of Ye Olde English Inn, Dailey invested in the renovation of the 100-year-old Hollister landmark, which reopened in 2010.

Co-owner Garland Dimetroff commented on Dailey’s passing…

Garland Dimetroff G621  :22  “… along with that”

Visitation for Janet Anne Dailey takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Memorial Chapel on the campus of College of the Ozarks.

The funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, also at the C of O chapel, with burial following at Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery in Branson.


John Swanberg - 12/16/2013 9:47:32 PM
Very sad news. Loved what she and friends did with the English Inn. Amazing lady!!!!!
KD Michaels - 12/18/2013 1:55:18 PM
Janet was a wonderful person and a true asset to Branson. She will be greatly missed!