Mary E. Bailey, 89, of Chambersburg, departed this life on the morning of Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at her home.
She was born on May 21, 1933, in Blairs Mills, a daughter of the late Alva and Beulah Parson. Mary married Paul Bailey, Sr., on December 16, 1950, in Hagerstown. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2005.
Mary worked for forty years at the former Stanley Co., retiring as a seamstress. She was also a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed raising a large family. In her free time, Mary liked going camping, crocheting, and listening to bluegrass music.
She is survived by five children, Dennis Bailey and wife Nancy of Shippensburg, Paul Bailey, Jr., of Carlisle, Tonya Burks of Chambersburg, Wanda Bert and husband Michael of Shippensburg, and Deborah Eichenlaub and husband Wayne, Jr., of Chambersburg; fifteen grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; fifteen great great grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Plum of Chambersburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and spouse, Mary was preceded in death by four grandchildren; five sisters; three brothers; a daughter in law, Sharon.
Her funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg. The Rev. Harold E. Yeager will officiate. Interment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Adrenoleukodystrophy Foundation.