DIXON – Betty J. Bailey, 80, of Polo, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at her home in Dixon.
Betty was born April 2, 1937, in Maryland Station, the daughter of William P. and Eldridge (McInturff) Peterson. On Jan. 18, 1955, in Leaf River, she was united in marriage to Marvin J. Bailey. He preceded her in death in August 2008.
Betty was a member of Mount Morris Moose Lodge 1551. Betty enjoyed going out on the boat fishing, and making an occasional trip to the gambling boat to play the slots. She was a past member of Christian Church and attended Open Bible Church, both in Polo. Betty also enjoyed traveling to Florida for the winter months, and spending time with her extended friends and family.
Survivors include her daughter, Judith (Vern) Rodgers of Taylorville; sons, Clinton (Georgia) Bailey of Port Richey, Florida, Gary (Zada) Bailey of Mount Morris, and Roger (Crystal) Bailey of Dixon; grandchildren, Jesse, Myria, and Stephanie Bailey, Rachel, Kristina, and Shane Bailey, Janette Crombie, Justin and Owen Bailey, David Schafer, Holly (Josh) Larson, Katie Schafer, Samantha (Stephen) Eckert, Andrew, Alex, and Nick Rodgers, and Brie Bergschneider; and 19 great-grandchildren .
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ted and Leonard “Jr.” Peterson.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, and the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Polo Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Serenity Hospice & Home.
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