Letha H. Bailey

Posted on Apr 29, 2013
Letha H. Bailey

Letha Helen Bailey, 90, of Portland passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Millers Merry Manor in Dunkirk. She was born on September 16, 1922 in Portland to Frank and Ethel (Rines) Thomas. She was the widow of former Portland Mayor Vaughn Bailey. They were married on March 1, 1947.
She worked at Jay County Hospital for 27 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Portland.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Jo (Larry) Laux of Berne; Pamela K. (Dave) Sewell of rural Portland; and Jodee L. Borgerding (fiancé Dennis Roush) of Portland; son, Thomas V. (Jayne) Bailey of Frankfort, Kentucky; Tricia Walter, fiancée of the late George Bailey; 13 grandchildren; and several great and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on May 24, 1993; and son, George Bailey.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29 and one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, April 30 at the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland. Officiating will be Pastor Wayne Ward. Burial will be at Green Park Cemetery in Portland.
Memorials may be made to Millers Merry Manor Activity Fund or Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Arrangements provided by Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland. Online condolences may be sent to www.williamsonspencer.com.