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     In the comfort of his home a “good-ole boy” was called home, Henry Edward Bailey passed peacefully Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

    Henry was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Christina, his parents Tom and Ella (Simmons) Bailey of Arcola. His brothers Willard and wife Ruby, Joe and wife LaRue and his sisters Gladys and husband Lee Richardson, Maye and husband Howard Gass.

    Henry was born August 16th, 1926 in Cedar County and graduated from Arcola School in 1944 (he was third in his class… ;)  He was inducted into the Army in January 1945 and served as Military Policeman with the 800th M.P. Battalion in Kyoto, Japan.

     Henry married Esther Dolores Roth November 10th, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lamar.  They called Lamar home, raising 12 children Barbara, Beverly, Christina, Edward, Kathleen, Phillip, Martha, Amiee, Joey, Scott, Noelle and Steven.  He has 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

    Henry was a life-long farmer,  He truly loved to work the land.  He played baseball as a kid and never lost his passion for following the game.  Henry was a member of the Lamar Metro Club and could always be found “making-the-rounds” and greeting all his friends with a wave and a smile.

   The family will receive friend from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, February 22, 2013 at Daniel Funeral Home.

   There will be a private family burial at St. Mary's Cemetery.

    Contriubtions are suggested to Barton County Sr. Center or St. Jude Children's Hospital in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

Comments  

#15 Darla Engelbrecht 2013-03-08 23:20
I am sorry for your loss. Your familly is in my thoughts and prayers.
#14 Denver, COBonnie Weaver 2013-03-04 18:40
Dear Bailey Family:
I am so sorry to hear of Henry Bailey's passing. I have fond memories of spending time in Lamar and eating meals next to him at the long table where there was always room for one more. He made me feel welcomed and a part of his family.
#13 bill gaither 2013-02-23 14:55
Sorry to hear about henry passing..i enjoyed the time i spent w him in metro club..i know he will be missed by family and friends....
#12 Janice Orahood 2013-02-23 14:37
To all the Bailey family,
I think I knew Henry all my life. He was always happy and always had a good word for anyone. He loved to visit with all and always had a smile on his face. I hope you all remember him as that! Bless you all.
#11 Lamar, Mo.Michael and Dianne Main 2013-02-23 12:12
So sorry for your loss.I have many fond memories of Henry when I was younger, playing Little League baseball, and he assisted Scrappy Gardner coaching Horton Eng. With his and Scrappy's baseball knowledge combined,we didn't lose but a game or two,in my four years.Also will miss the morning waves, from his blue truck, as we would pass each other around town.What an awesome legacy he has left with you all.God Bless----
#10 Lamar,Mo.Jim & Linda & the rest of the 2013-02-23 09:12
So sorry for your loss.We will all miss Henry.It was always a pleasure when we had a chance to visit.
#9 Phoenix, AZLucy Braun 2013-02-23 00:33
Esther, I have so many GREAT memories about Henry. I will miss him very much. I am thinking about you and your family and sending you my very best. Please take care.
#8 Kansas City, MOJennifer Garringer 2013-02-22 19:23
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. So much of my childhood was shared at your home, I felt like an extension of your family. I guess our neighborhood was kind of like that, but I still have such warm memories of the Bailey's, Garringer's and Jeffries' and our special neighborhood group. I love you all.
#7 Lamar, MOKarrie Cobb 2013-02-22 18:03
So sorry about your loss. Prayers for peace.
#6 Nevada Mo.Rodney Means 2013-02-22 15:27
Picturing Hank riding that Allis Chalmers. Sorry for your loss.

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