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Eileen J. Bailey

August 7, 1926 June 14, 2018
Eileen J. Bailey
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Peoria – Eileen Bailey, 91 of Peoria, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Born August 7, 1926 in Peoria to Harry and Anna Castle Marks, she married Frank Bailey August 17, 1946 in Peoria. He died January 21, 1988 in Peoria. One son, Dan: one grandson, Dylan: one sister, Lucille Brown: and her son in law Robert Goodwin also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Goodwin of St. Louis, MO: her son David (Nichole) Bailey of Morton: eight grandchildren, Rob (Carmen) Goodwin, Sean (Julie) Goodwin, Bridgette (Matt) Barnhart, Kevin Goodwin, Colin Goodwin, Greg (Lisa) Bailey, Steve (Joanne) Bailey, and Alycia Bailey: nine great grandchildren also survive.

Eileen spent much of her early years practicing acrobatic dance. She became quite accomplished and performed at various community events. At her high school, the Academy of Our Lady, she was the only student in the whole school who did acrobatic dancing, so she was called on frequently to perform on the Academy’s stage. Her ultimate dancing experience was when she entered a local contest and took first place.

She worked for several years for her father at Peoria’s Hunt Tire Company. After marrying she was a full time homemaker and was an excellent seamstress. She served as a room mother many times, and volunteered with both the Girl and Boy scouts while her children were in school. She was a member of Holy Family Church.

Eileen enjoyed traveling with her family and in later years went on numerous vacations with her sister Lucile. She loved spending time with her family and friend’s playing cards and games. Her favorite hobby was compiling a large and detailed collection of family photo albums. The photos spanned many generations where she relived and shared her greatest memories with others.

Eileen will be remembered as a fun and loving mother and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her family would like to thank the staff at Proctor Place for all the help they provided over the years.

A Funeral mass will be on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10am, at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Franciscan Friars officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass on Saturday. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude or Holy Family Catholic Church.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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Visitation

Saturday

23

Jun

9:00 AM 6/23/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6/23/2018 10:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

23

Jun

10:00 AM 6/23/2018 10:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615
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