Joyce Bailey Obituary

Joyce Jean Bailey
Joyce Jean Bailey

June 18, 1931 - February 10, 2017
Born in Granite City, Illinois
Resided in Granite City, IL
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Joyce Jean Bailey, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:50 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Willowcreek Rehab and Nursing in Belleville.

She was born June 18, 1931 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Simeon and Ann (Sherman) Blada.

She married Noel Oren Bailey on November 1, 1947 in St. Louis and he survives.

She retired from C.P.I. Corporation in St. Louis after many years of dedicated service. She enjoyed her days of embroidery and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 69 years, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Bobi Bailey of Alliance, Nebraska; a daughter-in-law, Martha Bailey of Granite City; four grandchildren, John Bailey, Barb Hustedt, Dodi Megli and Holly Bailey; six great grandchildren, Nathan Bailey, Beca Bailey, Austin Hustedt, Kayla Hustedt, Rett Megli and Reese Megli; a great-great granddaughter, Anna Bailey; a brother, Henry Blada of California; two sisters, Florence Edwards of Decatur and Lillian Schwendeman of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Neil Bailey and Bruce Bailey; two brothers, Harold Blada and Francis Blada and two sisters, Ethel DePries and Ruth Blada.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Monday, February 13, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
10:00 AM
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates
50 Fountain Drive
Glen Carbon, IL US 62034
Tuesday, February 14, 2017


American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association was founded in 1924 and today is the nation's largest national voluntary health agency devoted to defeating heart disease and stroke, which together claim about 950,000 lives each year and rank as our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. To prevent, treat and ultimately defeat these diseases, the association funds research, creates and implements professional and public education programs focusing on improving emergency care and reducing risk factors, holds community service activities and engages in advocacy efforts to safeguard American's health.
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