Vernia Mae Bailey

February 9, 1928 ~ February 19, 2022 (age 94)


     Vernia Mae Bailey, age 94, a life-long resident of rural Portland, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Cardinal Care in Muncie.   

     Vernia was born on February 9, 1928, in Jay County, the daughter of Clyde and Jennie (Smith) Corle.  She and her husband owned and operated Bailey Furniture in Portland from 1959-1999.  She married Frederick Merlyn Bailey on December 25, 1946 and he passed away on December 15, 2013. 

            Survivors include:

            2 sons:  Greg Bailey – Portland, Indiana

                          Phil Bailey (wife Connie) – Indianapolis, Indiana

            Daughter-in-law:  Mary Bailey – Whitestown, Indiana

            5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.   

             She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Merlyn Bailey and a son, Marvin Bailey. 

            Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.  Graveside services will follow at Green Park Cemetery in Portland. 

            Memorials may be directed towards Heart to Heart Hospice. 

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February 24, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Graveside Service
February 24, 2022

12:15 PM
Green Park Cemetery
904 Blaine Pike
Portland, IN 47371

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