Alberta P. Bailey, 98, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:26 A.M. November 26, 2018 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born April 7, 1920 in Wayne County, Illinois to the late Ebbie S. and Nellie (Pressgrove) Austin. She married George R. Bailey on June 16, 1938 in Morganfield, Kentucky and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2002.
Alberta is survived by her son, Don Bailey and wife, Jane of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Mark Bailey, Debbie Richardson and husband, Quint, Randy Bailey and wife, Chelsea, Lisa Donoho and husband Richard, Jason Charron and wife, Michelle, and Brian Charron and wife, Tina; great grandchildren, Branden Bailey, Kelsey Shelton and husband, Dustin, Kaci Smart and husband, Andrew, Olivia and Madison Bailey, Chelsea Klebba and husband, Chance, and Lexi, and Jacey Donoho; brother, Orval Austin; three great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Doris Charron and husband, Mike; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her son, Owen Bailey; brother, Oval Austin; sister, Hester Pennington; and an infant sister.
Alberta worked as clerk at Harry’s Market grocery store and was of the Baptist faith. She was an avid bowler and loved to dance. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Merle Fullerton officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials, in loving memory of Alberta Bailey may be made to the Bethel Memorial Cemetery.