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Lela Bailey, 95

Lela Bailey, 95, of Clarktown, died peacefully at SOMC Hospice on Wednesday, February 10, 2016; and passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior. Born January 4, 1921 in Salyersville, KY, a daughter of the late Kendall and Frances Reed, she worked for a few years at Williams Manufacturing Company, but she mostly enjoyed being a housewife and caring for her husband, children, and her home. She loved watching the children and grandchildren participate in sports, loved the Cincinnati Reds, and in later years, the Ohio State Football team. She was a member of Rubyville Community Church, and she loved her church family. She is survived by a son, Joseph David (Debby) Bailey of Clarktown; a daughter, Charlotte Elaine Litten of Portsmouth; three grandchildren, Rob (Angie) Litten, Josh (Korina) Bailey, Kayla Bailey; seven great grandchildren, Lauren (Jeremy) Harris, Stephanie (Josh) Vocke, Levi Osborne, Noah Osborne, Jude Sterling Bailey, Phebe Osborne, and four great great grandchildren,  Allison Beth Harris, Dylan, Kami and J.J. Vocke.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Sterling Bailey on February 15, 1992 after 49 years of marriage, she married Sterling on September 26, 1942; a son, Bobby Ervin Bailey; two brothers, Charlie Bruce Reed, Ray Reed, and four sisters, Lona (John) Meyers, Alta (Elzie) Tackett, Nettie (Edgar) Holliday, and Alva May.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Calvin Ray Evans and Pastor Brian Baer officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday and one hour to the service on Monday. The family would like to thank SOMC Hospice, Dr. Bonzo, and her NPs Keri and Kari. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.


  • Neil williams February 15, 2016 9:11 am

    May you rest in peace Mrs.Bailey, You was such a wonderful sweet lady that i cherished meeting in elementary school when i lived on ron charles as a child. So sorry to see that you have passed but god just gained a beautiful angel.

  • Jim Morgan February 16, 2016 12:44 am

    I offer my sympathy for the loss of your loved one and pray that all can take comfort in her faith and salvation. May God Bless you all.

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