Joyce Marie Bailey went home to be with her Lord and family on Saturday, December 29, 2012. She was born in Perkins, Michigan, on August 13, 1924 to Alfred and Mabel Krouth. All of her life she very much loved her Lord and all of her family. She married Kenneth B. Bailey and they raised their children Kenneth (Bud) and Bonnie in Eckerman, Michigan. In later years Ken and Joyce moved to Union Grove, Wisconson, where they worked at “the colony”, a state facility, where they cared for children for many years. Joyce enjoyed country music, dancing and bowling. She also enjoyed spending time at the Cedar Springs Senior Center with her many friends. She loved a good joke and our funny family stories and laughing. When the great grandchildren were born she was referred to as “GG” (for Great Grandma) by the children and many others. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth B. Bailey; daughter, Bonnie (Bailey) Morten; grandchildren, Julie Morten and Kenny Bailey; sisters, Leona Rochon, Monica Droppart and Mary Lorenson; brothers, Robert Krouth and Don Krouth; niece, Linda (Bailey) Tulwetzky; nephew, David Bailey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Neil Bailey, Jim and Mable Bailey, Alvin and Shirley Bailey, Lloyd Bailey, and Millicent (Bailey) Beauchamp; grandson-in-law, Jim Kirkwood. She will be dearly missed by her son, Ken “Bud” Bailey and his wife, Amber (Williams) Bailey; son-in-law, Don Morten and granddaughter Joyce Morten; granddaughter Sheila (Bailey) Wittenbach and her husband, Joe and great grandchildren Evan and Joshua; granddaughter Annie (Bailey) Kirkwood-Hall and her husband Trever Hall and great grandchildren, Cade Hall, Alex Kirkwood and Tressa Hall; sister, Elizabeth (Krouth) Bailey; brothers, Richard (Mary) Krouth, Alfred (Ruth) Krouth; brother-in-law, Myron Lorenson; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 am at Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 am. A luncheon will follow at Mary Queen of Apostles, Sand Lake. Private interment will take place at Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Donations in her honor may be made to Bishop Hills, 4951 Eleven Mile Road, Rockford, MI 49341, to be used for the fund to provide assisted living housing to those in need.
Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs