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Elizabeth Bonnell Bailey
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1918
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 2010
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA

Elizabeth Bailey, age 92, of Centerville, Iowa, died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Long Term Care at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born the daughter of Louie and Effie(Reeves)Bonnell on September 10, 1918 near Plano, Iowa. She graduated from the Centerville Community Schools and later, graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa with a BA in education.

On August 11, 1944, Elizabeth was united in marriage to Walter Bailey in Centerville, Iowa. She was a school teacher in rural Appanoose and Wayne County for a time, then she taught at Seymour Community Schools in Seymour, Iowa. She completed over 38 years of teaching. She also, helped her husband raise Angus cattle on their farm near Plano, Iowa from 1953 till 1975 when they moved to Centerville. She was a member of Drake Avenue Christian Church in Centerville, and sang in the church choir for a time and was a member of CWF. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and enjoyed doing volunteer work for the Lord's Cupboard and New Focus, both in Centerville.

Elizabeth is preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Walter Bailey on February 11, 1982; step-son, Charles Bailey on March 27, 1997; sisters, Dorothy Bonnell, Elsie Sager and Opal Bear; a half-sister, Margarete Dunham; a nephew, Don Bonnell and a son-in-law, John Maring.

She is survived by: her step-daughter, Helen Maring of Ottumwa, Iowa; step-grandchildren, Kathy McIntire and Harry Meyers both of Tucson, Arizona.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 11am with Rev. William Smalley and Ken Mehrhoff officiating. Burial will follow at the Elgin Cemetery north of Mystic, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 9am till the time of services at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Drake Avenue Christian Church. Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville, Iowa is caring for Elizabeth and her family. 
Family links: 
  Louis Bonnell (1877 - 1941)
  Laura Effie Bonnell (1882 - 1964)
  Walter R. Bailey (1906 - 1982)
  Opal F. Bonnell Bear (1903 - 1938)*
  Elsie Bonnell Sager (1907 - 1997)*
  Elizabeth Bonnell Bailey (1918 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Elgin Cemetery
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Donald Bitner
Record added: Dec 26, 2010
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Elizabeth <i>Bonnell</i> Bailey
Added by: Donald Bitner
Elizabeth <i>Bonnell</i> Bailey
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Elizabeth <i>Bonnell</i> Bailey
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- Donald Bitner
 Added: Dec. 26, 2010

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