Lela Mae Bailey

Lela Mae Bailey, 78, of Bonnie died 7 a.m. 
Dec. 4, 2004, at Jeffersonian Care Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Bonnie to John F. and 
Edna Mae (Clinton) Beard.

On June 7, 1954, she married Paul D. Bailey in Mt. Vernon; he survives.

She was an owner and antique dealer with Bonnie Trading Post in Bonnie. 

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home with burial to follow
in Kirk Cemetery in Ina. The Rev. Melvin Martin will officiate.

Visitation was 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

Survivors include her husband, Paul D. Bailey of Bonnie; son Ray Loss and 
wife Sue of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Laura Lemons and husband Roger of 
Mt. Vernon and Karen Robinson and husband Bob of Mt. Vernon; five step-grandchildren; 
13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; and brother Bobby Wayne 
Beard and wife Elizabeth of Mt. Vernon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Junior Beard, Ronald Dean Beard 
and Donald Foster Beard; and sisters LaVerne Alexander and Margie Dagg.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association and 
will be accepted at the funeral home or may be 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 618-242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

12/8/2004 Mt. Vernon Register News Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

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