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Monday, April 26, 2021

Obituary - Marian Virginia Bailey

Marian Virginia Bailey, age 102, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at Westwood Living Center in Clinton, Missouri. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 1st, 2021 with visitation at 10:30 AM at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri. Burial in the Vansant Road Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Golden Valley Hospice in Clinton, Missouri and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories or condolences can be left online at

Marian Virginia Bailey daughter of Oscar and Mattie Brann was born on August 24, 1918 near Deepwater, Missouri. She was their only child. Marian attended Tebo Baptist Church, First Baptist Church and the Presbyterian Church before transferring her membership to Brethren Church of Deepwater, Missouri. She attended on a regular basis and was a faithful member. Marian accepted Christ as her savior at an early age. Marian attended the Tranquility High School. She also attended Deepwater and Lowry City High School where she graduated in 1935. Marian taught school at Montrose and Tranquility. She also attended college for a short time. Her college education was cut short to enable her to care for her Mother.

On November 23, 1937, Marian was united in marriage to Shandy Bailey. Shandy was the love of her life and together they enjoyed almost 50 years of marriage. To this union 4 sons were born. They spent many happy years working side by side on the farm. At the end of a very busy day they enjoyed going fishing together. Marian also worked for the Unitog Clothing Factory for almost 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Shandy, a son Shandy Bailey Jr., a daughter-in-law Virginia Bailey, a son, Larry Bailey, two grandsons; Larry Dean Bailey, and Clifford Bailey, 1 grand-daughter Lanette Bailey and 1 great-grand daughter, Natalie Nicole Burke.

She leaves to morn her passing her 2 sons and 2 daughter-in-law’s; Lester and wife Linda of Clinton, Missouri, and Bill and wife Alice of Windsor, Missouri. 10 grand-children, 27 great-grand-children, 12 great-great-grand-children, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors.

Marian loved her family and friends. She was a very dedicated, loving wife, mother, grand-mother, great-grand-mother. She worked very hard to see that her children and grand-children always had what they needed in life. She always put others needs before her own. She was a great cook and was well known for her home-made noodles and hot rolls.

She found much enjoyment in sewing, quilting, playing cards and reading. She loved to dance and spend time with all her friends at the Senior Citizen Center. Her family always knew where she would be on Saturday night.

Marian enjoyed her neighbors and always took great pride in her yard and her home. Marian was loved by all who knew her and you could always count on her to be there when there was a need. Her outgoing personality made her a friend to everyone she met.

Marian loved her Country and was proud of the fact that her oldest son Shandy Jr. served in the National Guard and grand-son Marian Lee for serving in the Army. She also had one grand-son, Clifford, who served in the United States Army receiving the highest awards possible. She also has one great-grandson, Josh, who served our country in the United States Army.

Marian was a very determined person. Maybe a better word would be hard-headed! If you wanted her to do something, just tell her NO and she would do whatever you asked her to do.

Marian faced a lot of challenges in her later years. Some of these challenges she handled better than others. She experienced a lot of falls lately. But she never received any serious injuries from these falls. She has always said “I don’t break.” She would say, “I did not fall, I just sat down on the floor.” By being such a determined person was part of why she lived such a long life.

“We” as her family can truly be proud and honored to call her “Mom” and “Grandma.” She was also known as “Grandma Pickle.” She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.