John Bailey

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John Bailey10/23/1988
John Alva Bailey, 56, of Knoxville died of cancer Sunday, October 23, 1988.

John was born May 23, 1932, in Knoxville, Iowa, the son of William H. Bailey and Gladys Stittsworth.

He graduated with the Class of 1952 in Knoxville, Iowa, and was raised in that area.

On March 24, 1950, John was united in marriage to Barbara Jean McMains, the daughter of Wentworth and Lula (Oliver) McMains, in Leon, Iowa.

The couple lived in Aurora, Colorado, and a few other locations while John was in the Air Force. They moved to Knoxville following his discharge. Barbara worked at the Knoxville Café for Bill Wolf and then at the County Care Facility for 2 years.
John Bailey
He was especially proud of his family and loved spending time with them.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to cherish John’s memory include his children: Steve Bailey (Hollie) of Waukee, Chris Bailey of Knoxville, and Paula (Butch) Koons of Knoxville; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and many other family members and friends.