Lela Mae Bailey
Lela Mae Bailey, 78, of Bonnie died 7 a.m.
Dec. 4, 2004, at Jeffersonian Care Center in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Bonnie to John F. and
Edna Mae (Clinton) Beard.
On June 7, 1954, she married Paul D. Bailey in Mt. Vernon; he survives.
She was an owner and antique dealer with Bonnie Trading Post in Bonnie.
Services were set for 1 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home with burial to follow
in Kirk Cemetery in Ina. The Rev. Melvin Martin will officiate.
Visitation was 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Survivors include her husband, Paul D. Bailey of Bonnie; son Ray Loss and
wife Sue of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Laura Lemons and husband Roger of
Mt. Vernon and Karen Robinson and husband Bob of Mt. Vernon; five step-grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; and brother Bobby Wayne
Beard and wife Elizabeth of Mt. Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Junior Beard, Ronald Dean Beard
and Donald Foster Beard; and sisters LaVerne Alexander and Margie Dagg.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association and
will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to
Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL, 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home,
where you may call 618-242-3348 for obituary information at any time.
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson