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Nelda J. Bailey

Ms. Nelda J. Bailey of Centralia, IL, departed this life at her residence on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8:40 A.M.  She had attained the age of 67 years, 5 months and 9 days.

Nelda was born on January 10, 1950 in Centralia, IL the daughter of James and Faye (Dugan) Douglas.  She was united in marriage to Les Bailey on December 24, 1967 in Centralia and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2010.

Nelda worked as a manager for a retail sales business.

Left to mourn her passing are her two sons, Jeffery Bailey and wife Lisa of Brandon, MS, and Christopher Bailey and wife Michelle of Woodlawn; also six grandchildren, Jeffery,

Tiffany, Brittany, Dylan, Shyla and Rebecca; 5 great-grandchildren, one brother James Douglas and his late wife Peggy of Centralia; two sisters, Donna Godfrey and husband Mike of Beloit, WI; Patte Dehn and husband Kirby of Centralia.  She also had a very special friend Robert Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Per the wishes of Nelda and her family cremation was performed and a graveside service will be held at Ashley City Cemetery in Ashley, IL on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11 A.M.  Those wishing to attend are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral, who is assisting the family with arrangements.

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