Bernice Bailey, 93, of Burnt Prairie, IL

Bernice Bailey passed from this life to her heavenly home on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, IL.  She was born January 21, 1928, to Albert Huff and Thelma (Masterson) Huff in Burnt Prairie, IL. Bernice married George Bailey on September 4, 1948, in Fairfield, IL. 

She was a very caring Mom and a private and loving person. Bernice babysat children in her home and every one of them felt the love she gave, especially her grandchildren. 

She is survived by one son; Larry (Sandy) Bailey, Grayville, IL two daughters; Debbie (Howard) Maidlow, Mt. Carmel, IL, Tammy (Jim) Ballard, Albion, IL, eight grandchildren; James Bailey, Audra Perez, Michael Quillen, Andy Bailey, Barkley Quillen, Randy Bailey, Whitney Bruce, Logan Ballard, 11 great-grandchildren; Mitchell McVaigh, Emma Bailey, Morgan Quillen, Izzy McGarvey, Jacob Quillen, Rebecca Burton, Laurel Plummer, Colton Plummer, Torre Bruce, Chloe Bruce, John Bailey, one great-grandchild; Jackson McGarvey, one sister; Ruth (Ray) Root, Albion, two brothers; Joe (Linda) Huff, Joliet, IL, Charles Huff, Evansville, IN. and several nieces and nephews. 

Bernice was preceded by her parents Albert and Thelma (Masterson) Huff, one daughter; Sharon Bailey in childhood, husband; George Bailey, four brothers; Harold Huff, Bill Huff, Albert Huff, Dale Huff, two sisters; Marge (Huff) Ahl, Faye (Huff) Wood

Graveside service will be Friday October 8, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., Bethel Cemetery, Ellery, IL. Friends and families are asked to go direct to the cemetery, there will be no visitation. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines to be followed. 

Memorials can be made to American Heart Association, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Bethel Cemetery. Interment: Bethel Cemetery, Ellery, IL