Freida L. Bailey, 83, of Bartonville, Illinois, died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Pekin Manor, Pekin, Illinois. She was born on June 3, 1928 in Decatur, Illinois. She is the daughter of Rudolph and Pearl (Moore) Lasco. She married Gerald L. Bailey on October 11, 1946 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on August 1, 2004 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
She has four children, Mark (Linda) Bailey and Scott (Kim) Bailey both of Bartonville, Linda (Paul) Lawson of West Peoria, Illinois and Phyliss ( Stephen) Smith of Morton, Illinois. She has 8 Grandchildren surviving, Scott Smith, Jason Lawson, Tammy Barron, Jennifer Killion, Gwen Gonzalez, James Bailey, Bryan Bailey, Joseph Bailey. Freida also has three great grandchildren, Kaylee Cruz, Tristan Bailey, Bennett Barron. She has two sisters, Maxine Swanson of Washington, Illinois and Jean Smogorzewski of Portland, Oregon.
Freida had worked several years in the cafeteria at Limestone Community High School and was a member of the Caterpillar Retirees Club.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The Rev. Shawn Lindsey will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior the services on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Cremation rites will be accorded following services and burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association. You may view Frieda's life story at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.