Nancy K Bailey
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Nancy K Bailey
On March 26, 2019, Nancy (Cheek) Bailey, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 78. She was born Sept. 26, 1940, in McPherson, Kan. and soon after her parents, Earl and Lorna Cheek, along with her older brother Paul, moved the family to Wichita, Kansas. Nancy graduated from Wichita East High School in 1958. She married George Bailey on Jan. 31, 1959, and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2019. They raised one daughter Beth (Bailey) Swafford. George and Nancy lived in the Wichita area up until 2015 when they decided to move closer to their daughter and family in Edmond, Oklahoma. Nancy was a lifelong Episcopalian and a member of The Order of the Daughters of the King. She retired from the Wichita Public School System where she worked for over 25 years. She attended Tabor College in Wichita, Kansas. Nancy was extremely fond of dogs, and enjoyed traveling, bird watching, family-oriented activities, collecting stamps, gardening, and fishing. She had a passion for artwork and pottery, and collecting silly socks! Her greatest joy came from her two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren! She is preceded in death by her mother, Lorna; father, Earl; and brother, Paul. She is survived by her husband, George; daughter, Beth Swafford (husband Michael); grandchildren, Christina Thomas (husband Mitchell), and Ashley Markley (husband David); and three great-grandchildren, Ashton Thomas, Denver Thomas, and Freya Markley. A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 325 E. 1st Street, Edmond OK, 73034. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Edmond, OK.
Published on March 29, 2019