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Joyce Pauline Bailey

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Date: Thursday, December 29, 2016

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday & 1 hour before the service on Friday at church

Location: Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota


Date: Friday, December 30, 2016

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: First United Methodist Church
Austin, Minnesota


Grandview Cemetery



Joyce P. Bailey, age 86 of Austin, Minnesota died Saturday morning, December 24, 2016, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Society in Austin.  Joyce Pauline Chinander was born June 27, 1930, in Austin, Minnesota the daughter of Stanley and Flossie (Taylor) Chinander.  She attended school in Austin, graduating from Austin High School in 1948.  She married Donald C. Bailey on September 12, 1948, at the First United Methodist Church in Austin.   The couple made their home in Austin, where Joyce worked for the Geo. A. Hormel Company, retiring after almost thirty-nine years.  Donald died on September 10, 2006.   Joyce enjoyed camping.  She was an active charter member of Fellowship United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday and Vacation Bible School.  She later joined First United Methodist Church after Fellowship United Methodist Church closed.

Survivors include her children, Gary Bailey of Kansas, Rod (Rose) Bailey of Austin; Penny (Dennis) Sanderson of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Bob (Sue) Bailey of Austin; eighteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Betty Arett of Austin and many other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; daughter, Sue Carr in 2013 and a sister, Eva Tuchek.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, December 30, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Tamke, officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Grandview Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, December 29th at the Worlein Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.  Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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