Archive for Thursday, October 23, 2003

Vera E. Jarvis Bailey


October 23, 2003

Services for Vera Etta Jarvis Bailey, 93, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Heights Christian Church. Burial will be in Oak Wood Cemetery in Baldwin City.
Mrs. Bailey died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Eudora Nursing Center.
She was born May 27, 1910, in Seiling, Okla., the daughter of Orval Russell and Mary Jane (DeWitt) Jarvis. She grew up in Dewey County, Okla., where she graduated from high school. She moved to Wilson County, Kan., in 1931 and then to Baldwin City in 1942.
Mrs. Bailey taught school in western Oklahoma and southeast Kansas. She worked for Acme Dry Cleaners in Lawrence and Cook's Cleaners in Baldwin City. She retired in 1978.
She was an accomplished seamstress. She was also a sewing and cooking leader for the Palmyra 4-H Club.
Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Evangeline Chapter No. 162 of the Order of Eastern Star, Hopewell Country Club, Douglas County Home Demonstration Unit, Women's Society of Christian Service, Ives Chapel Methodist Church in Baldwin City, Tonganoxie Christian Church and Lawrence Heights Christian Church of Lawrence.
She married Harold H. Bailey on April 20, 1930 in Dewey County, Okla. He died April 7, 2001.
Survivors include two sons, Russell H. Bailey, Lawrence, and Walter J. Bailey, Baldwin City; two daughters, Mary Julia Webb, Kansas City, Mo., and Erma C. Fuller, Eudora; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials to the Heart of America Hospice or the Eudora Nursing Center Landscaping Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.
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