Geraldine Bailey

SEBRING – Geraldine Bailey, 83, of Sebring, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Geraldine was born in Tennessee, on Feb. 6, 1930, the daughter of the late Ben and Cassie Mathes.

Mrs. Bailey enjoyed gardening, flowers and quilting but especially loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her three sons, Cecil “Nick” (Jean) Bailey and Sam (Krassie) Bailey, all of Salem, and Jeter “Frank” (Pat) Bailey of Sebring; eight grandchildren, Tim (Cori) Bailey, Katie Polinori, Stacie (Mike) Schott, Kendra (Tim) Hamilton, Steve Bailey, Jen (Frank) Tenzeck, Brian (Jessica) Bailey, Mike Bailey; and seven great-grandchildren, Mason Polinori, Kylie League, Rylie Schott, Steven Tenzeck, Sara Tenzeck, Analyse Hamilton and Nate Hamilton. She is also survived by a brother, Duard (Delores) Mathes of Alliance.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Brownlow Bailey, on Sept. 19, 2010.

A funeral service will be held at noon Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home in Sebring with Pastor Roger Delaney officiating.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

Memorial contributions may be made in Geraldine’s honor to the First Assembly of God, 45 E. Harrison, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home in Sebring.

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