MARION LOUISE BAILEY, 90 BELVIDERE - Marion Louise Bailey, 90, of Belvidere passed away Wednesday April 11, 2012, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, with her son and nieces at her side. Born Oct. 30, 1921, in Rockford, the daughter of Walter J. and Ellen Elvera Strote Ritchie. She graduated from Rockford Central High School. Married Herbert F. Bailey on Dec. 25, 1942, in Rockford. Marion was a devoted wife and mother. She has lived in the Belvidere, Rockford area all of her life. Member of First United Methodist Church, Belvidere, V.F.W. John Hugo Kaiser Post 1461 Auxiliary, Widows of the Shrine and Clan Mackintosh of North America. Survived by son, William R. "Bill" Bailey of Belvidere; special nieces, Linda Gary Voss and Nancy Warden, both of Rockford. Predeceased by her parents; husband; and sister, Marjorie Warden. Service at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, at Belvidere Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Crone, pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment in Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in her memory.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2012