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James E. Bailey

Jul 18, 2017
James E. Bailey -- 1931-2017

James E. Bailey, 86, of rural Floris died at 3:15 A.M. Sunday July 16, 2017, at home. He was born May 31, 1931, at Joy, Illinois to Virgil and Ruth Boyce Bailey and married Helen Foor August 10, 1951, in Muscatine. She died September 21, 2015. Jim graduated from Aledo, Illinois high school and attended Indian Hills Community College. He was a farmer, Davis County Supervisor, Floris Postmaster, 50 Year Mason, Order of the Eastern Star member, U.S. Army veteran of Korea where he earned the Purple Heart, member of Bloomfield Veteran of Foreign Wars and the Bloomfield Rotary Club.

Surviving are two sons, Mike Bailey (Denise) of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Mark Bailey (Deborah) of Eldon, a daughter, Kristy Bailey-Smith (George) of Des Moines, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a sister, Ruth Wonders of Morning Sun, Iowa. He was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.

In accordance with his wishes his body has been cremated and no services are planned. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice and mailed to the family at 210 Church Street, Eldon Iowa 52554. Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.


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