Bailey nee Studdard, Zelda Pearl

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009
Time: 4:00 pm to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Chapel

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009
Time: 6:30 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Chapel

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Zelda Pearl Bailey nee Studdard of Sullivan, MO, formerly of St. Clair, departed this life on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, in Sullivan, having reached the age of eighty-six years and seventeen days. Zelda was born in Sullivan, on August 2, 1923, daughter of Newt Studdard and Bessie Lee Studdard nee Griffith. On August 2, 1947, Zelda was united in marriage to Robert Edward Bailey and two children came to bless this union.

Zelda is survived by her son, Dale E. Bailey and wife, Kathy, of Washington, MO; by one brother, Lawrance “Buck” Studdard and wife, Laura Jane, of Sullivan, by four grandchildren, Nancy Roberts of Robertsville, Daniel Bailey of New Haven, MO, Gregory Bailey of St. Louis, and Jonathan Bailey of Kansas City, MO; by one great grandson, Bruce “Dude” Boston of Robertsville; by two sisters-in-law, Nellie Studdard of Sullivan, and Janice Bailey of Union, MO; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Zelda was preceded in death by her parents, Newt and Bessie Studdard; by her husband, Robert Bailey; by her daughter and son-in-law, Gale and George “Skip” Roberts; by four brothers, Ralph Studdard,Harold Studdard, Charles Studdard and Tracy “Tate” Studdard; by two sisters, Rella and Frances Studdard.

Zelda was a Christian and member of the Church of Christ in St. Clair, MO. Zelda had many pastimes, but especially loved to sew, making quilts, which will be treasured heirlooms for years to come. She also took care of her garden. Although she never worked out of the home, Zelda took pride in caring for her family and home. Spending time with her family and grandchildren held a special place in her heart and as it did in theirs.

A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, great and great-great aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 6:30 PM Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Phil Turner officiating. Interment at 10:15 AM on Friday, August 21, 2009, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation.