Marsha Bailey, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 14 after a long illness. Marsha was born on August 9, 1939, in Francesville to Edgar and Georgia Maude Byrd. She was the oldest of seven siblings.
Marsha graduated from Francesville High School in 1957. She graduated from Ft. Wayne International Business College and later completed a paralegal certification course. She worked for law firms in Winamac, served a term as Court Reporter for the Pulaski County Circuit Court, and managed her own deposition business.
On Jan. 4, 1959, Marsha married Douglas Bailey in Medaryville. Three children were born of this marriage - two living - daughter Lori and son Matthew.
Marsha was very active in her church, the First Christian Church of Francesville. For several years she taught children’s Sunday School classes, led a ladies Bible study group, and managed the church’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. She also introduced and directed the Toys for Tots missionary program.
Marsha was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Greg and Lawson; and infant daughter Traci.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter Lori [Steve] Pugh; son Matthew [Jessica] Bailey; five beloved grandsons: Christopher, Kyle, Nicholas, Nathaniel, and Alexander; sister Rebecca [Richard] Rude; brothers: Jim [Shirley] Byrd, Tom [Linda] Byrd and Steven [Julie] Byrd.
Marsha loved and was loved by her family. Every October, Marsha hosted a family reunion that included hay rides, pumpkin carving, or apple bobbing. Everyone enjoyed the day immensely. She will be sorely missed.
Visitation hours were noon – 2 p.m. Monday, June 20 with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. with Pastor James Ketchen officiating at the First Christian Church of Francesville with interment following in Tippecanoe Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are preferred to the First Christian Church of Francesville.
Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate is assisting Marsha’s family. Visit us at www.familyandfriendsfh.com to sign the guest book or share a memory.
(Pulaski County Journal — June 22, 2022)