Viola "Vi" C., nee Brendel, Bailey, 70, currently resided at Rosewood Care Center, Edwardsville, Illinois and previously at Grand Manor, Swansea, Illinois born on November 2, 1940 in Albers, Illinois passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, Illinois. After 28 years, Vi retired on June 1, 2006, from the housekeeping department at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. She loved music, dancing, cooking, traveling and dressing up for EVERY holiday on the calendar, which she was famous for at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
Vi is preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Bailey whom she married on November 30, 1981 and passed away on January 23, 1994; parents, Vincent and Vera, nee Hilmes, Brendel; brother In Law Bill Lawrence; and Step Son In Law Wayne Mills.
Surviving are her Sister, Nancy(Gerry) Eversgerd of Edwardsville, Illinois; brothers, Mel Brendel of Ft. Meyers, Florida and Vern (Jackie) Brendel of Dolan Springs, Arizona; step daughters, Cindy Mills and Sara (Curt) Spence; Step grand children, Barry (Stephanie) Mills, Karis and Carrie Spence; Sister In Law, Dorothy Lawrence; Nephews, Eric (Holly) Eversgerd of Phoenix, Arizona, Jayson (Daniela) of Recife, Brazil, Glen Brendel, Lance and Matthew Brendel; nieces, Sherry Brendel, Michele Karraker and Lisa Brendel, Great niece Sofia Eversgerd; great nephews, Antonio and Daniel Eversgerd; aunts, Loretta Zurliene, Catherine Strieker and Theresa Markus; also, survived by a host of other relatives, family and friends, especially at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
In Lieu of flowers memorials in Vi's honor may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois, The American Diabetes Association or to a charity of one choice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: friends of the family may call from 11:00 Am until service time at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois, with Dr. Steve Phillips of Winstanley Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in The Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois. Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois