Esther C. Bailey
Esther C. Bailey, age 76, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Ozarks Community Hospital, Springfield.
She was born April 27, 1936, the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Smith) Cary.
Esther was a long-time employee of Wal-Mart where she worked as a claims clerk. She was multi-talented with cross stitch, sewing and also enjoyed crossword puzzles and scrapbooking.
Esther was a veteran and proudly served her country as a member of the United States Air Force.
Esther is survived by her daughter, Karen Nichols and husband Doug of St. Charles; two sons, Kenneth Bailey and wife Karen of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Bryan Bailey and wife Sharon of Sherwood, Ariz.; three sisters, Rebecca Keen, Margaret Holden and Priscilla Cary; two brothers, Rodney and Paul Cary; several other caring relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Beverly; and two brothers, Robert and Randall.
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, April 2, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with full military honors.
Condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.