Joan Delores Bailey

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Joan Delores Bailey, 77, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation in Cassville.

She was born June 21, 1940, in Ridgley, the daughter of Marcell and Ada Lee (Crabb) Charles. She was united in marriage to John Tucker and to this union three children were born. John preceded her in death. She later married Fred West who also preceded her in death. She was married to Don Bailey for 13 years before he passed away. Others preceding her in death were her parents and one son Jamie Tucker.

Surviving include: one son, Jerry Tucker and his wife Angela of Willow Springs; one daughter, Jana Catt and her husband Sean of Exeter; one brother Les Charles and his wife Donna of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She grew up and received her education at Exeter where she graduated from high school in 1958. For 25 years, she was employed at Fasco from which she retired. She was a member of Exeter First Baptist Church, where she was organist and pianist for many years. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Silver Leaf Benefit Club and the Red Hatters.

Services were held Saturday at Exeter First Baptist Church under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Jerry Yarnall and Pastor Ethan Tucker conducted the services. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter.

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