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Francis P. “Frank” Daly

Francis P. “Frank” Daly, 89, Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 2:45 p.m, Thursday, April 20, 2023, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.  

Frank was born on Oct. 6, 1933, in Palmyra, Mo.,  the son of Arch Dean and Mary Alma (Wenger) Daly. He was united in marriage to Mary Harscher on Sept. 20, 1957 in Palmyra. She preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2003.

Francis P. “Frank” Daly

Survivors include two sons, Norman Daly (Colletta) and David Williams, both of Hannibal; and daughter, Belinda Sandefur (Dave), Bloomington, Ill.

Also surviving are his grandchildren, Buffy Franks, Savanah Franks, Shilo Ledbetter, Leroy Daly (Richael), Whitney Arnold (J.J.), Waylon Daly, Tanena Vincent (Darrell), David Sandefur and Samantha Williams; numerous great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Daly was preceded in death by a son, Arch Dean Daly; brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Pauline; sister, Betty; and grandson, Dustin Sandefur.

Frank attended Palmyra schools and went on to honorably serve his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Upon returning from the service, Frank worked in the farming industry and later started working at General Mills for many years until his retirement.

He was a Baptist by faith.

Frank was a proud supporter of veterans.  He enjoyed walking at the armory, fishing, doing yard work and drinking coffee. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and locally the Palmyra Panthers sports teams, but his favorite was watching his grandchildren in their sports.  

He had many enjoyable times with family and friends.He looked forward to going out to eat at the Mark Twain Dinette and going to Dairy Queen for ice cream.  

Frank was strong and a little wild but was known to many as a true gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. Rev. Ken Jaworski will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be in the Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy, Ill. 

Pallbearers will be Leroy Daly, Waylon Daly, Alex Daly, David Sandefur, James Dodd and Talen Goodrich.

Visitation celebrating Frank’s life will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion, Post #55, in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tributes viewed on Frank’s memorial page at