Michelle M. Dayner

May 17, 1967November 1, 2018

Michelle “Shelly” M. Connolly - Dayner, 51, of Davenport, IA, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until time of service. Burial will take place on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, IA. Memorials may be left to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Shelly was born May 17, 1967 in Dubuque, IA to William “Bill” and Judith (Cullen) Connolly. She graduated from Hempstead High School in Dubuque, IA. She was united in marriage to Rick Dayner and later divorced. She worked part-time as a bartender for the Gallery and Probstei Inn. Shelly enjoyed spending time and entertaining family and friends. She enjoyed several genres of music.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Justin Dayner; father, William “Bill” Connolly; siblings: Mike Connolly, Lisa (Dan) Sabatka, and Jeff Connolly and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Judy, and daughter, Brooke.


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  • Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Donna Van Hecke

November 5, 2018

Shelly you will always be my beautiful angel. You and I together were two peas in a pod. Some days we would just laugh and laugh till our tummies hurt. I have so many wonderful memories with you. You will be missed, but not forgotten. Rest In Peace Girl!

Erica Newton

November 3, 2018

Love you Shell Bell! I just spoke with you a short time ago and will not forget what a great friend you were. We had a ton of amazing memories together. God bless you and your family during this time. Tell Brooke that Nana and i say hello.

Love you ❤️

Lori Fromknecht-Lester

November 1, 2018

Every Summer of my young life, Shelly was my partner in crime. I will treasure those memories of A&W Rootbeer floats, the Palace Campgrounds, helping Aunt Judy fold laundry and swimming. Her smile and laugh will forever be in my heart. Take good care of her Aunt Judy.

Shelly Davis

November 1, 2018

My dear sweet friend, you touched the hearts of everyone you knew! You were the ultimate truest friend I have ever known! Your love for me and my children was as if they were your own. I haven't yet wrapped my head around that you are gone, but will hold in my heart all our memories we had together. Enjoy your next journey in the life ever after and say hi to Brooke and your mom from all of us❣ Until we meet again my forever Shelly #1❣