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Earlene M. Bagley

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Earlene M. Bagley
PEORIA - Earlene M. Bagley, age 86, of Sparta, Michigan, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 9:04 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Green Acres in Cedar Springs, Michigan.
She was born in Salina, Kansas, on August 27, 1932, to Earl and Flora (McCall) Smith. She was married to John Bagley on July 2, 1955, in Maroa, Illinois.
She is survived by her husband, John; her daughter, Johnette (Tom) Sherwood; two grandchildren, Calista (Jared) Doty and Andrew (Erin) Sherwood; three great-grandchildren, Nora, Judah and Zion Doty; her niece, Gweneth Phifer; and great-niece, Krista Anderson.
She was preceded in death by both parents and one sister, Gwendolyn Bagley.
Earlene graduated from Calvary Bible College in 1954 with a Christian Education Degree and Illinois State University in 1982 with a Special Education Degree in Learning Disability, Social Ethic Disorders and Educate Mentally Handicapped. She was employed with Peoria Public School District for 28 years. The Kiwanis Club of Peoria honored her with the Russell F. Peter Outstanding Teacher award in 2005.
Earlene served faithfully with her husband, John, in 5 churches over the span of her life. Earlene was a member of the Kent City Baptist Church.
A memorial service for Earlene will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Kent City Baptist Church at 3 p.m., with the Reverend Jared Doty officiating. Friends may meet the family at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Those wishing to make a donation in Earlene's memory may do so to the at www.alz.org or the Kent City Baptist Church.
Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, 2018
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