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Esther C. Bailey April 27, 1936 - March 28, 2013

Barnes Family Funerals - Esther C. Bailey

Esther C. Bailey, age 76 of Ozark, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 28,2013, in Ozarks Community Hospital, Springfield. She was born April 27,1936 the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Smith) Cary. Esther was a longtime employee of Wal-Mart where she worked as a claims clerk. She was multi-talented with cross stitch, sewing and also enjoyed crossword puzzles and scrap booking. Esther was a veteran and proudly served her country as a member of the United States Air Force. Esther is survived by her daughter Karen Nichols and husband Doug of St. Charles; two sons Kenneth Bailey and wife Karen of Paughkeepsie, NY and Bryan Bailey and wife Sharon of Sherwood, AR; three sisters Rebecca Keen, Margaret Holden and Priscilla Cary; two brothers Rodney and Paul Cary; several other caring relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Beverly and two brothers Robert and Randall. Graveside funeral services were held at 2:30p.m.Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield with full military honors. Arrangements under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


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    Sheila Holt says

    I will always remember Esther as a dear friend and associate,& yes her & her peppermint candy.Sheila Holt

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    wanda shipman says

    so very sorry to hear about Esther.God needed another angel.Another gain for heaven, another loss for all who loved her..All of you are in my thoughts.

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    Rose Fulton says

    So sorry to hear about Esther, you’re all in my thoughts and prayers. I had so many wonderful times, working with her at Walmart.

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    Margaret Holden says

    I spent many years growing up with Esther.
    Please except my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Wish I could be there with you.
    Love you all Aunt Margaret

    II Corinthians 5:8
    “To be absent from the body and present with the Lord.”

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    Doris Mills, says

    We will miss you at the beach when the sun is out.We had great summers and cook outs with you.Plus our shopping trips were a blast.Untill we meet again fly safe. Much Love Rodney & Doris

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    Laurie Holden says

    Aunt Esther, you made the best potato salad! You will be missed.

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    Christine Blake says

    I feel that we were blessed to have such a wonderful woman in our lives. I so looked forward to the yearly summer trips to Maine. We have missed you and are very thankful we had the time we did with you. When you watch over your family from Maine I hope you twinkle in your eye. XOXO Chris, Brian, Courtney and Mallory

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    Becky Keen says


    I’ll miss you very much. I’ll not forget all
    our trips, hunting covered bridges, shopping,
    and traveling around Ark., the winter I spent
    with,or taking Austin to the ice cream shop.
    I’ll see you again someday and I’m looking
    forward to it. I’m so glad I got to be your sister. I love you. Til we meet again.

    Love & XOXO,

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    Bambi Walker says

    Aunt Esther, We always enjoyed your visits – lots of laughs and lots of fun. Praying for the family.

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    Susan Lemmon says

    Karen and Family,
    Please be assured that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this time of Esther’s passing. She was such a good friend to my dear dad (Neal Grubaugh)at North Park Village, and one of my favorite people too! God bless all of you, Susan

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    Deborah Carnahan says

    Esther will be missed. A good woman, a good friend. I still have a cross stitch she did for me on my wall. I will have wonderful memories of her.