Evelyn Joann Bailey, 81, of Keenes, IL passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at her home.
Evelyn was born on September 1, 1939 in Keenes to her parents Lewis Crask and Naomi (Matthews) Crask. She married Bill Bailey on May 30, 1958 at Zion Church near Keens.
She had previously worked at the sewing factory in Wayne City, the Sporting Goods department Wal-Mart in Mt. Vernon, IL and was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with family and watching her grandkids at sporting events and activities. She was a member of the Keenes Missionary Baptist Church and taught Sunday School there.
Evelyn is survived by her husband Bill Bailey of Keenes, 2 daughters: Janice Shewmake of Wayne City, IL and Peggy (Paul) Manning of Bluford, IL; a son David Bailey of Bluford, 3 grandchildren: Ashley Hilderbrand, Bradley Manning, and Maria Manning; 2 great grandchildren: Hunter Snee and Brielle Shewmake, and a special friend Chong Gay.
She was preceded in death by both parents and a daughter Theresa Bailey.
Graveside funeral services for Evelyn Joann Bailey will be held at 1 pm on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Ten Post Oak Cemetery near Keenes, IL with Pastor John Ashby officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ten Post Oak Church or Ten Post Oak Cemetery Fund and will be accepted at the service or at Young Funeral Home in Wayne City. Those attending the service are asked to please observe proper safety guidelines.
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