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1926 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Sue Bailey, 85

Sue Bailey, 85, Nevada, MO passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada, MO following a lengthy illness. She was born August 21, 1926 in Cotter, AR to Jonathan Calloway Beavers and Bertha Lena Bullen Beavers. She was married February 6, 1946 in Harrison, AR to John Bailey and he preceded her in death November 30, 1999.

Mrs. Bailey was born in Cotter AR and grew up there. Following her marriage, she and her husband lived in a variety of locales as he was a railroader. She came to this area in 1961 and has resided here ever since. She was an avid volunteer at the Salvation Army Thrift Store as well as the Spirit and Truth in Nevada. She loved attending her grandchildren's activities.

Survivors include two daughters, Suzanne Melton, Nevada, MO, and Kathryn Keeney, Neosho, MO; eight grandchildren, Donald Melton, Webb City, MO, Christy Ast, Nevada, MO, Jason Bailey, the state of Utah, Joshua Bailey, Bronaugh, MO, Jacob Bailey, Warrensburg, MO, Cameron Crawford, Neosho, MO, Caitlyn Crawford, Joplin, MO, Collin Crawford, Webb City, MO, and 11 great-grandchildren; one sister Peggy Tetro, Phoenix, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, John Craig Bailey.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2012 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO with Larry Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada.

Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Contributions may be made, in her memory, to the Vernon County Cancer Relief Fund in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.

You may view obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com

Published in Baxter Bulletin on Feb. 21, 2012
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