Lillian M. Bailey, 96, of Taylorville, IL died at 9:35 am Monday, December 16, 2013 at Taylorville Care Center. She was born April 13, 1917 in Taylorville the daughter of Homer and Winifred Carey Bailey.

Lillian, a 1936 graduate of Taylorville High School, was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Her previous employment was as a dispatcher for a taxi company, an assistant to the Christian County Assessor, St. Mary’s Office, and Bodendieck Tool Company. She was a faithful blood donor giving many gallons of a rare blood type. Lillian loved all sports especially football and golf, and enjoyed bowling and playing golf. She was an avid reader and pinochle player. Lillian was also a founding member of the Christian County Democrat Women and served as its first Treasurer.

Surviving is her sister: Jane Hafliger of Taylorville; Nieces and Nephews: Jim Noren, Barbara Pelati, Ron Noren, Marilyn Voggetzer, James Bailey, Deanna Weaver, Carol Jo Myer, Molly Cotton, Richard Corso, Ty Corso, Robert Lasco, Phil Lasco, Danny Lasco, Karen Redskins, Susan Tipping, and Sandra Tipping. There are many Great Nieces and Great Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brothers: Merle Bailey, Dwight Bailey, William “Babe” Bailey, Sisters: Mary Bailey Noren, Helen Bailey McGee, Elizabeth Bailey Corso, Winona Bailey Tipping, and Josephine Bailey Lasco and Nieces and Nephews: Ted Noren, Bill Noren, Lindy Noren, Johanna Daugherty, Don McGee, and Jesse Tipping.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, December 20 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Father Alan Hunter officiating. There will be no visitation.

McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.

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