Betty A Bailey, 87, McPherson, passed away at 6:10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27th, 2018, while in the company of family members, at Cedars House.

Betty was born in Udall on Sept. 26, 1931, a daughter of  Lelia (Wallace) and Frank McLarin.

She attended Lincoln Elementary School, Park School and McPherson High School, McPherson.

She was a member of First Christian Church in McPherson and was a member of Disciples Women’s Fellowship, Blessings Boutique Workshop and was a Mission Fundraiser.

Through the years, she was a homemaker and worked for J.D’.s Kwik Burger, McPherson, Kansas.

She was a member of Eastern Star.

She enjoyed taking care of children, making cookies for friends, gardening, flowers, crafts, knitting, watching birds, traveling  and spending time with her family.

Betty Ann Bailey was united in marriage to Clifford Jerome Bailey, Sr. on Jan.  20, 1951 at the First Christian Church McPherson. 

The young couple established their first home together in Canton. This union was blessed with the birth of three children, two sons and a daughter, Clifford Jr., Michael and Beth. Clifford died July 23, 2007.

She is survived by her children Clifford Bailey Jr. and his wife, Janice, of St. Louis, Mo.; Michael Bailey, Hesston; and Beth Bailey and her, husband Kenny, of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by five grandchildren:  Clifford Bailey III, Shane Chachaffie, Heather Crispen, Charles “Chuck” Bailey(LouAnn) and  Jennifer Groeschen and eight great-grandchildren:  Jordan, Celeste, Braxton, Dachia, Raven, Chrissy, Alyssa and Evan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clifford Bailey Sr. and her brothers Harry McLarin and Frank McLarin.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on  Tuesday, Oct. 2,  at the Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, with Pastor Lynn Scott officiating.

Final resting place will be at the  McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church or American Cancer Society and they can be sent to Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, KS 67460.