Jean Bailey, 67Jean Diane Bailey, 67, Glenwood, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at home surrounded by family.
Jean Diane Bailey, 67, Glenwood, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at home surrounded by family.
Jean, the daughter of Lester Meyer and Lavina Aljena (Woodhall) Meyer, was born September 14, 1945 in Glenwood. She grew up in the Grove Lake/Padua/Glenwood area. Jean attended Padua Country School and then moved to Glenwood. Jean graduated in 1963 from Glenwood High School.
She is a long time member of Sacred Heart Church in Glenwood and served on many, many church groups. She was best known for the delicious meals she prepared for visiting priests and special events.
Jean worked many jobs throughout her life. She worked in insurance, at Fingerhut and as an event coordinator for Central Square. The job she loved the most though was at The Valley Troll in Glenwood.
She married Ben Bailey, hailing from West Virginia, on October 21, 1965, at St. Francis Xavier in Washington, D.C. She convinced her southern love to make their home in Glenwood. Jean and Ben did have short stints in Maryland and St. Cloud, MN, but always came back to their home on Lake Amelia.
Jean is survived by her husband, Ben; her daughters, Lisa (Patrick) Wiederhold of Hill City, SD, and Lesli (Patrick) Anderson of Monticello; son, Blane (Charlene) Bailey of Mukilteo, WA. Her beloved grandchildren include Kelby, Caleb and Michal Wiederhold, Ashlyn, Dylan and Jordan Anderson, and Kyle, Mackenzie and Georgia Bailey. Also surviving are her sister, Joanne (Eddie) Welch of Glenwood; brother, Larry Meyer of Grove Lake, brother, Dean (Bonnie) Meyer of Bismarck, ND, and sister, Linda (Luis) Rubi of Minnetonka. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, whom she loved.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Aljena Meyer; a brother, Chuckie Meyer; two sisters, Karen Marie Meyer and Lori Meyer Conde; and her nephew, Michael Welch.
Jean was a bright light! She was a wonderful wife, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She had a contagious laugh, beautiful smile and quick wit. She loved to cook and travel. She was the life of the party and will be sorely missed.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, March 13 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood.
To send online condolences to the family, visit www.hoplinfuneralhome.com and click on obituaries.
Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
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