Mabel L. Bailey, 89 of Oakland City, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Good Samaritan-Northwood in Jasper.

She was born in Pike County on January 28, 1925 to the late William and Cora Sickman.

She had lived in Oakland City most of her lifetime and she and her husband, wintered in Tavares, Florida for 24 years. She was a member of the Oakland City First General Baptist Church and the Philathea Sunday school class and was also both a Sunday school secretary and teacher. She retired in 1986 after 19 years as a school teacher at Castle Junior High School, Petersburg High School and then Pike Central High School. She was also a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the Tri-Kappa Sorority. Mabel had won several awards for quilting while in Florida and was a member there of the Lake County Quilters Guild. 

Mabel is survived by her husband of 73 years, Jess Bailey; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Joan Bailey of Oakland City and Steven and Connie Bailey of Holland, Michigan; a daughter-in-law, Sarah Bailey of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Mike (Kitty) Bailey of Carlsbad, California, Jennifer (Craig) Newton of Bloomington, Indiana, Susan (David) Eldridge of Cookeville, Tennessee, David (Erica) Bailey of Edwardsburg, Michigan and Jessica Bailey of Atlanta, Georgia; six great granddaughters; also several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Bailey; a sister, Esther Melton and two brothers, Virgil Neumann and Willard Sickman

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. CST on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Oakland City First General Baptist Church, 224 W. Harrison Street, with Pastor Alec Hensley, Pastor Darin Nossett and Jim Trentham officiating. Burial will follow at Montgomery Cemetery in Oakland City.

Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. CST on Friday at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City.