CLARKTON --Freida Lavern Bailey, 84, died Dec. 28, 2008, at the Gideon Care Center.
Born April 27, 1924, at Holcomb, to the late Van Allen and Pearl Ellen Dennis Key, she was a secretary, a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarkton.
On Dec. 25, 1945, at Campbell, she married Reginald Palford "R.P." Bailey, and he preceded her in death on May 16, 2004.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harrison Key and Everett Key; and one sister, Gladys Key.
Survivors include: two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn and Dow Croom of Sikeston and Polly Orr of Clarkton; four grandchildren and their spouses, Kimberly Anne and Joe Heckemeyer of Sikeston, Sarah Croom of Vail, Colo., Dr. Reginald Ashley Orr of Atlanta and Leeanna and Doug Hinerman of Montgomery, Ala.; five great-grandchildren, Caroline Heckemeyer, Catherine Heckemeyer, Joseph Heckemeyer, Jay Hinerman and Calvin Hinerman; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted today at Landess Funeral Home in Malden. The Rev. Daniel Hale officiated.
Burial followed in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.