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Obituary: Phyllis Bailey, Columbus

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Phyllis J. Bailey, 71, of Columbus, formerly of Nashville, passed from this life at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mrs. Bailey was a 1961 graduate of Columbus High School.

She was a materials planner at Cummins Engine Company retiring after 32 years of service and she was a member of the Office Committee Union at Cummins. After retirement, Phyllis worked at Whipker's Market & Greenhouse and at Ceraland.

She was a former longtime member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Columbus and currently was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Bean Blossom where she taught the Little Tykes Class and had served on the church council.

Phyllis will be remembered for her passion for flower gardening and camping.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Patrick Galligar and Pastor Phil Meadows officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until service time Thursday.

Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, St. Peter's Lutheran Church Care Ministry or Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be expressed to Mrs. Bailey's family and a video tribute may be viewed at www.

Born in Lincoln, Kansas March 12, 1943, Mrs. Bailey was the daughter of Erwin A. and Mable Behrman Meier. She married Cladie A. Bailey April 1, 1977. He preceded her in death September 18, 2013.

Survivors include her children, Gretchen (Craig) Turner of Columbus, Melinda Epler of Greenwood, and Melissa (Warren L.) Parker of Nashville; stepchildren, Cladie Alyn (Bobbie) Bailey Jr. of Crawfordville, Florida, Traci (Jerry) Prince of Bedford, Sherri (Tim) Brown of Nashville, and Andrew (Christy) Bailey of Acworth, Georgia; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Karen (Alan) Whipker of Columbus; her mother-in-law, Katherine Mathews of Bedford; and brothers-in-law, Mark Mathews and Dan (Kristy) Mathews both of Bedford.

Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Lois Trahan.

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