Bonita Mae "Tiny" Bailey, age 81, went to the Lord on November 10, 2012, afer a courageous battle with cancer. She left peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. She is our hero and her spirit will live forever in our hearts. She was born on January 29, 1931, in Mercer, Pa., and lived in Erie most of her life. She worked in the motel business until retiring in 1990. Her greatest joy was camping and being with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Daisey Mae and Harold Bailey, sisters Dixie Coughlin and Jeanie Borgenson. Survivors include her son Daniel Schimmel, daughter Sandra Schimmel, both of Erie, a sister Connie Lunger, of Erie, a brother Leroy Bailey, of North Carolina, granddaughters Vicki Schimmel, Destiny Schimmel and Sara Mitchell, and many great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Canadohta Lake, Pa., on Sunday, November 25th at 2 p.m.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 18, 2012