Michael, My Friend and My Brother

Mitakuye Oyasin: We Are All Related

Michael Murray Bailey

Michael Murray Bailey, age 57, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in Cox Medical Center South after a lengthy illness. He was born April 27, 1954, in Wichita, Kan., to Wymann and Betty (Murray) Bailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wymann Arthur and Betty Jo Bailey; a son, Corporal Michael Chad Bailey USMC; a daughter, Gina Michelle Ketcherside; and a granddaughter, Eva Jo Lynn Ketcherside.

He is survived by his two sisters, Patricia Dale and husband Ronnie, Sparta, Mo., Pam Bailey of Sydney, Australia; one brother, Wes Bailey and Nina Fazio of Chicago, Ill.; grandson, Bradley Ray Ketcherside of Leadwood, Mo.; uncle, Don Bailey and wife Terrie of Ozark; one niece, Kelly Simpson of Sydney; three nephews, Jeff Dale of Sparta, Aidan Simpson and Sean Simpson, both of Sydney; special friends, the Fred Balden family of Springfield; and many other family members and friends in the Springfield/Branson area. Before his illness Mike worked modifying aircraft at military installations here and abroad. In his leisure time Mike enjoyed fishing and other outdoor activities, playing guitar and spending time with his grandson. Mike will be remembered for his generous spirit and friendly nature.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2011, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, Missouri. Burial will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Mo. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation in Mike’s memory at http://www.liverfoundation.org. Online condolences may be made at http://www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

Published in the News-Leader on June 26, 2011






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