Edward M. Bailey

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HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Edward M. Bailey, 90, of Hannibal, died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 29, 2012) in the Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, surrounded by his family.

Ed was born April 29, 1922, in Coblenz, Germany. He was a son of Edward George and Anna Marie Bailey. In September 1942, Ed married Dorothy Jane Quattrocchi. She died May 27, 1997.

Ed attended Immaculate Conception High School (McCooey), graduating in 1941.

Mr. Bailey was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, and was called back into service for the Korean War until being honorably discharged in 1952.

Ed was employed by the Chicago Burlington Railroad, the John Deere Tractor Co., Martin Roasa Tractor and Equipment and later Altorfer Machinery Co., retiring on Dec. 31, 1984, after 32 years with Altorfer.

Ed was born in Germany and married into an Italian family. He was a true Irishman with a keen sense of humor, a stern face and always a story to tell.

He loved working at "The Cat House" and Altorfer Machinery Co. He liked St. Louis Cardinals baseball and enjoyed the holiday season making his candy, a.k.a. "The Candy Man." Ed's special treat in life was his granddaughter, Andrea, who accompanied him on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., in 2010. Andrea had a special spot in Ed's heart along with her two boys, Keaton Bailey and Cooper Martin Scott. He always had to know, "how the boys were doing, and where Andrea was and what she was doing."

Ed is survived by one son, David Bailey and his wife, Mary ("daughter" to Ed) of Hannibal; one granddaughter, Andrea Scott and her husband, Troy (No. 1 coach and grandson) of Hannibal; two great-grandchildren, Keaton Bailey Scott and Cooper Martin Scott of Hannibal; one sister, Anna Marie "Annie" Bailey of Hannibal; one brother, Bill Bailey and his wife, Shirley, of Poplar Bluff; two sisters-in-law, Mary Bailey and Dolores Bailey, both of Atlanta; a brother-in-law, Palmer Stolte of Urbana, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Ed was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Carl Bailey; and one sister, Gertrude Howe.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. graveside Wednesday in Holy Family Cemetery, Hannibal, conducted by the Rev. Mike Quinn. Burial with full military rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post 55 will follow.

VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. tonight in the James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers to the Great River Honor Flight in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

ARRANGEMENTS: James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal.

WEBSITE: www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.

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James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc. - Hannibal
302 S 5th Street
Hannibal, MO 63401
(573) 221-8188
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4, 2012
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