Donald L. Bailey

Funeral services for Donald L. Bailey, 85, Baldwin City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Vinland United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Nick Woods officiating.  Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona.

Mr. Bailey died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 25, 1925, in Quenemo, the son of Arthur E. and Florence Brann Bailey.  He attended Quenemo schools and graduated from Quenemo High School in 1943.  He later joined the United States Army in 1944 and served in the South Pacific.

Mr. Bailey was employed in the construction industry.  He also worked at Lehigh Printing, and was a custodian for First Presbyterian Church.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was an avid fisherman, and had served as the Creel Clerk at Douglas County State Lake.

He married Geraldine Pearce in 1948.  They later divorced.  He married Talitha E. Wiseman in 1982.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Debbie Rice and husband Steve, Smithville, Mo., and Nancy Devers, Pomona; a son, Deely Bailey and wife Vicky, Omaha;  a brother, Larry Bailey, Fort Worth, Tex.; eight grandchildren, Dina, Devyn, Deely D., Rustin, Casey, Stephanie, Gene, and Christopher; and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Bill Bailey.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vinland United Methodist Church, or Veterans of Foreign Wars, in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

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From The Soldan Family...

To the family members of Donald Bailey, We offer our condolences on the loss of your loved one, Donald. We pray that you receive support from family and friends, may you find comfort in the good memories you have of him and may God bring you peace and healing in the days ahead. Sincerely, The Soldan family, Maxine, Brandon, Linda and Brad, Shelley, Jon, and girls, Dakotah and Breanna (friends The Larry Bailey family)

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