Alma Marian Bailey 87 of rural Harrison passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Gladwin Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. Alma was born April 14, 1932 in Bellaire, Michigan the daughter of Durward and Marian (Frost) Wellman. Alma was united in marriage to Mr. Nelson E. Bailey on December 17, 1951 in Harrison.
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Mrs. Bailey had resided in Harrison since 1951, moving from Flint, Michigan. Alma enjoyed reading, vegetable gardening, canning, playing cards with her family and friends and watching televised sporting events, especially her beloved Detroit Lions, Tigers and Red Wings.
Surviving Mrs. Bailey are her three daughters; Gladys Huff of Harrison, Karen Zaborowski and husband Ron of Harrison and Linda Cobleigh and husband Robert “ Butch” also of Harrison, her five sons; Nelson Bailey and wife Melody of Harrison, Richard Bailey and wife Deanna of Gladwin, Michigan, Stanley Bailey of Harrison, Rex Bailey also of Harrison and Ron Bailey and wife Deanna Mathews-Bailey of Harrison, twenty-one grandchildren, forty-two great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren, one sister, Dorothy Wellman of Flint, Michigan, plus many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of forty-five years, Mr. Nelson E. Bailey, one sister, Winifred Hershberger, two brothers; Arthur Wellman and Leon Wellman.
A Memorial Gathering honoring Alma will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Harrison Moose Lodge and Family Center #2235, 5185 North Clare Avenue, Harrison. Memorial gifts in memory of Alma may be considered to the Bailey Family. To share an online memory or condolence with Alma’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mrs. Bailey are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.