Jeanie Bailey, 74, of Woodlawn, Illinois passed away February 24, 2018 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. She was born October 12, 1943 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Kenneth and Ruth (Black) Dowdell. Jeanie married Jerry Bailey on December 2, 1962 in Benton, Illinois. They were blessed with 56 years together.
In addition to her husband, Jeanie is survived by her children, Jerry Lee Bailey, Jr. and wife, Kathy of Falmouth, Massachusetts, Jeffrey Alan Bailey of Woodlawn, Illinois, and James Judd Bailey and wife, Micha of Woodlawn, Illinois; grandchildren, Emma and husband, Robert, Hannah, Cody, Jacob, Sydney, Lexi, Cohlton, and Cheyenne; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn Williams and husband, Richard of Woodlawn, Illinois and Jackie Starmann of Joliet, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Jeanie was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Amber Bailey and sister, Ginger Dowdell.
Jeanie was a past member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed being a winter Texan. Most of all, Jeanie loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Monday, March 5, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7:00 P.M. with Mr. James McKinzie officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Jeanie's honor to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.