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Janet Clare Bailey

August 24, 1935 ~ June 8, 2020 (age 84)



Janet Clare Bailey, 84 of West Salem, passed peacefully on Monday, June 8, 2020 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster after a 2 month illness.

Janet was born Aug. 24, 1935 in Uler, WV to the late Don and Dottie (Cooper) Brannon and married Basil Bailey on Sept. 12, 1952.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2012 and they are together again.  Janet retired from West View Manor Care Center after 35 years of service and had made her home in Canaan prior to moving to Congress Village 31 years ago.  She enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing and crocheting but her greatest joy was caring for her family.

She will be missed by her loving children, Jeff Bailey of Liberty, KY, Ruby (David) Grau of Fredericktown and Loretta (Dave) Heath of West Salem; her 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren with another baby on the way.  She is also survived by a  brother, Paul (Iva) Brannon of Fountain Hills, AZ and sisters, Jean Keen and Wand Deweese both of Looneyville, WV. 

She was preceded by her husband and sisters, Donnie Keen and Retta Miller.

There will be a family graveside service at Jarvis Cemetery at Chloe, WV.  There will be no calling hours.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 who did a wonderful job caring for Janet over the past several months.

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