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Evelyn H Weller Bailey
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1911
Steuben County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 2009
Steuben County
New York, USA

Evelyn M. Bailey
BAILEY, Evelyn M.
Age 98, of Wheeler, NY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center in Bath. Born in Pulteney, NY on March 18, 1911, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Chester and Mary (Tears) Weller. She was raised and educated locally where she attended school in Prattsburgh. She went to work at M. Cohn & Sons as a sales clerk and proudly worked there until her retirement. She married Joseph Bailey and shared a blessed union filled with great happiness and mutual devotion until his untimely passing in 1964. A great listener, Evelyn was a compassionate woman and loyal to her commitments to her family and friends. She truly enjoyed helping her neighbors and making time for those who may have needed her. With a soft smile and gracious nature, Evelyn had this remarkable capacity to contently put certain matters that were out of her control into God's hands, never having a harsh word to speak of anyone, and had always been able to take every situation as it came and never have a complaint. As a woman devoted to her faith and her church, she was actively involved with the Wheeler Methodist Church in several capacities, ranging from fundraising to playing the organ for over 20 years. Her homemade pies and potato donuts had been her local claim to fame for several years she received much enjoyment from the response. Evelyn will be remembered for the way she lived her life with meaning, fortitude, appreciation, and maintaining a vibrant nature even when in the face of adversity. Evelyn leaves behind many nieces, nephews and beloved friends with whom she made her family. Not only did she lose her husband, Joseph, she lost her son, Neil, to cancer in 1995. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 29, from 1-3 p.m. at the Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home, 4 Mechanic St., Prattsburgh, NY. A Celebration of Life service will take place immediately following at 3 p.m. and with Beverly Davenport officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions in Evelyn's name to the Wheeler Methodist Church at PO Box 315, Prattsburgh, NY 14873. A private interment will take place at the Wheeler Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to sign her guestbook by visiting us online at

Published in Star-Gazette on December 27, 2009

Information provided by Nancy Buckley Ferguson at

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  Joseph T Bailey (1907 - 1964)
  Neil J Bailey (1931 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: W/O J T Bailey
Wheeler Cemetery
Steuben County
New York, USA
Created by: Robin Cleland
Record added: Aug 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15156808
Evelyn H <i>Weller</i> Bailey
Added by: Nancy Buckley Ferguson
Evelyn H <i>Weller</i> Bailey
Added by: Nancy Buckley Ferguson
Evelyn H <i>Weller</i> Bailey
Added by: Nancy Buckley Ferguson
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