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Beverly Bailey
April 19, 1930 - September 3, 2018

Beverly Jean Bailey, 88, of Oelwein passed away on Monday September 3, 2018 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.  Visitation will be from 9:00AM -1:00PM on Saturday September 8, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Memorial services will begin at 1:00PM.  A memorial fund has been established.

Beverly was born on April 19, 1930 in Westgate, IA to parents Archie and Hilda (Mohlis) McClain.  She graduated from the Oran High School with the class of 1948.  On June 13, 1949 she was united in marriage with John William Bailey at the United Brethren Church in Sumner, IA.  Beverly had been employed in banking and was co-owner of Bailey’s Café for forty-six years.

Beverly was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein and the Ladies Aide.  She was a former member of the United Methodist Church of Oran.  Beverly loved dancing, enjoyed gardening, spending time at the cabin, shopping, visiting with friends, time at the Williams Center, driving around the countryside and going out to eat.  Most of all, she enjoyed her family and grandchildren.

Left to celebrate Beverly’s life are her children: Robert (Marsha) Bailey of Dike, IA, Mary (Dan) Contreras of Woodbury, MN  and Ann (Jim) Vondrak of Westchester, IL; her grandchildren: Greg (Nancy) Contreras, Dan Contreras Jr., Damon Contreras, Heather (Ethan) Campbell, Laurie (Kevin) McLaughlin, Jill (Barry) Derekson and Katie Vondrak; her great-grandchildren: Baylee, Carson, Ryker, Addy, Lauren, Maria, Julia, Toni, and Emma; her sisters: Betty Smith of Cedar Rapids, IA and Sandi Sandhagen of Peoria, AZ, as well as many nephews and nieces.  Also stepson Larry Jr (Deb) and two step grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John (November 14, 2001), her second husband Larry Morrison (March 30, 2016), her brothers: Duane McClain and Jim McClain; and her sister Iva Mickelson.  


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Cheryl Wenthe on September 9, 2018 at 2:47 PM said:

I worked at the Bank when Bev worked there. I always enjoyed her wonderful smile and attitude. She was a joy. I will carry fond memories of Beverly. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. May she rest in peace.
Leslie Matthias on September 8, 2018 at 11:19 AM said:

Please accept my condolences. Bev was always a cheerful and kind presence who will be missed.
Charlotte (Poock) Bergman on September 8, 2018 at 7:43 AM said:

Sincere condolence to Beverly's family. I graduated with her from Oran H.S. 1948.
Roger Weltzin and Jessie McCaslin on September 7, 2018 at 11:56 AM said:

Our sympathy to the family. We knew Bev mainly through the dances at Independence. She was a special lady.
Rich McClain on September 7, 2018 at 8:08 AM said:

I didn’t really know Bev until the last twelve years although we are cousins. She was fun with a warm personality. I will miss her. I regret that I can’t be at her funeral. My sympathy to her family.
BRUCE NIEBUHR on September 6, 2018 at 12:06 PM said:

Julie Holub on September 6, 2018 at 6:45 AM said:

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Just saw Bev a few months ago, she was the sweetest lady. I enjoyed working for her (cleaning the bank) years ago and our conversations. She will be missed. Thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. (Bob was also my school teacher)
Lisa Smith on September 6, 2018 at 6:41 AM said:

Aunt Bev has left me with so many beautiful memories, gardening,shopping, dancing and most of all the great times we had at the cabin. Aunt Bev and Uncle John were the best Godparents I could have ever asked for. Rest in peace Aunt Bev you will be deeply missed. God bless you and your family. Love always Lisa Smith
Carol and Tony Foster and family on September 6, 2018 at 6:08 AM said:

Our sincere condolences to your family. I just talked with Bev a couple of weeks ago. We have such fond memories of your parents and loved living across from "the tap". Great food and wonderful conversations were had in that place. Your mom will be missed.
Nancy & Lyle Miller on September 6, 2018 at 5:50 AM said:

Sincere condolences & will be saying prayers for Bev. Fun to work with & good sense of humor. I will miss her. May God bless.
Dennis Smith on September 5, 2018 at 10:14 PM said:

Aunt Bev will be missed by many. She was an honest, hard working, classy lady. It was always fun to call her and share stories and listen to her laugh. God bless Aunt Bev.
Garry/Betty Davidson on September 5, 2018 at 9:12 PM said:

Our sincere sympathy to the Baileys. Bev and I worked together at the bank for a number of years. Bwv was a sweet ambitious lady, a joy to work with. She was a strong person who liked things done right. She will be a wonderful asset to heaven.

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