Paul D. Bailey
Paul D. Bailey, 89, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, 
at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. He was born in 
Humboldt on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1919, a son of Edward I. and Addie M. (Redfern) Bailey. 
He married Lela Mae Beard on June 7, 1954, in Mt. Vernon, and she preceded him in 
death on Dec. 4, 2004.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kirk Cemetery in Ina; the 
Rev. David Shores will officiate. Members of the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 
will conduct full military honors at the cemetery. Interment will follow. Visitation 
will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

Paul is survived by two sons, Bill Bailey and wife Evelyn of Keenes and Larry Bailey 
of Aurora; two daughters, Carolyn Bassett and husband Rex of Arkansas and Linda Wood of 
Florida; a stepson, Roy Loss and wife Sue of Mt. Vernon; nine grandchildren, two step 
granddaughters; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several 
nieces and nephews.

His parents, his wife, three brothers and two granddaughters preceded him in death.

Paul fought in the South Pacific with the United States Army during World War II, worked 
at Vernois Stove Foundry in Mt. Vernon, had a hauling business, was a member of Mt. Vernon 
American Legion Post 141 and was of the Baptist faith.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 and 
will be accepted at the funeral home, or from the online obituary at, 
or 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 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.  

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 1/30/2009
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