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Edith Marcella Bailey

Edith Marcella Bailey of De Soto died on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at The Villas in De Soto. She was 81 years old.

She was born in Potosi on November 10, 1938, a daughter of the late Festus J. LaLumondiere and Theresa M. (DeClue) LaLumondiere.

She is survived by one son, Richard Boyer and his wife Shelly of Ste. Genevieve; one daughter, Donna Greenhill and her husband Dale of De Soto; two stepsons, Raymond Bailey of De Soto, Earl Bailey and his wife Joan of De Soto; one stepdaughter, Carol Pryor of De Soto; three brothers, George LaLumondiere and his wife Bess of Potosi, Joseph LaLumondiere and his wife Virgnia of Potosi, David LaLumondiere of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Helen Francis of De Soto; two grandchildren, Jennifer Jordan and her husband Larry of De Soto, Keith Missey and his wife Tabatha of De Soto; five great-grandchildren, Allison, Dylan, Kayden, Macie, McKenzie; one great-great-grandchild, Zander; and special friend Gordon Schutte of St Clair, Missouri.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin “Red” Russell Bailey; one stepson, Wayne Bailey; one stepdaughter, Vicki Gaines; and two sisters, Rose Thiele and Catherine Boyer.

In her working years she had been a housekeeper at The Villas in De Soto, from which she retired. She belonged to the VFW Post 1831 Ladies Auxiliary. She also enjoyed reading, especially murder mysteries; visiting the casino; playing bingo; and watching “The Young and the Restless.”

Funeral services were Friday, February 14. Chaplain Cody Alley officiated. Burial was at Peaceful Ridge Cemetery in De Soto. Mahn Funeral Home of De Soto handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to: American Cancer Society, 4215 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63108.

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