Paul D. Bailey
Paul D. Bailey, 89, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009,
at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. He was born in
Humboldt on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1919, a son of Edward I. and Addie M. (Redfern) Bailey.
He married Lela Mae Beard on June 7, 1954, in Mt. Vernon, and she preceded him in
death on Dec. 4, 2004.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kirk Cemetery in Ina; the
Rev. David Shores will officiate. Members of the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141
will conduct full military honors at the cemetery. Interment will follow. Visitation
will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Paul is survived by two sons, Bill Bailey and wife Evelyn of Keenes and Larry Bailey
of Aurora; two daughters, Carolyn Bassett and husband Rex of Arkansas and Linda Wood of
Florida; a stepson, Roy Loss and wife Sue of Mt. Vernon; nine grandchildren, two step
granddaughters; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
His parents, his wife, three brothers and two granddaughters preceded him in death.
Paul fought in the South Pacific with the United States Army during World War II, worked
at Vernois Stove Foundry in Mt. Vernon, had a hauling business, was a member of Mt. Vernon
American Legion Post 141 and was of the Baptist faith.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 and
will be accepted at the funeral home, or from the online obituary at ww.hugheyfuneralhome.com,
or 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 242-3348 or visit
www.hugheyfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News