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Marian Bailey, 92 - August 09, 2017

Marian R. Bailey, 92, of Gothenburg passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg.
Memorial services were conducted at the First Baptist Church, 1002 Ave. C, Gothenburg, on Monday, Aug. 28, at 1:30 p.m. Inurnment was at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
A book signing was conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. with family members present.
Bailey was born Oct. 12, 1924, at Cozad, daughter of Lloyd and Regina (Janssen) Rooker. The family resided at Omaha, St. Louis and Memphis, where she graduated from Tech High School in 1942. She continued her education at the Baptist School of Nursing in Memphis, graduating in 1945.
She was a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurses Corp., which was the youngest and largest group of uniformed women to serve their country during World War II. She served for the duration of the war in Veteran Administration hospitals.
In 1946, she married Jim Black. To this union, two daughters were born, Sherri and Deb.
She married Sherman Bailey in 1953. To this union, two daughters were born, Phila and Karla.
In 1958, the family moved to Gothenburg, where she practiced as an RN at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital. She retired in December of 1988, after serving as Director of Nursing for 14 years.
?Throughout her entire life, she was active in her church, was an organizer of the Bloodmobile for years and was involved in numerous community services. She spent many hours on the road traveling to be with her family.
Bailey enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, making pies and breads as well as traveling and singing, according to family members.
In 2008, she moved to Stone Hearth Estates where she continued her zest for living and touched many lives. She made the most of every day, attending all of the activities that were offered.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Sherman; her parents, Lloyd and Regina Rooker; a sister, Peg Landercasper.
Survivors include: her daughters—Sherri (Jerry) Peterson of Gothenburg, Deb (Steve) Koch of Hershey, Phila Young of Gothenburg and Karla Rasmussen of Omaha; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanne Featherstone of Florida; nephews and nieces.
Memorials are suggested to Stone Hearth Estates for special programs and the First Baptist Church.