Sarah “Sue” (Smith) Bailey

August 12, 2019

Sarah “Sue” (Smith) Bailey, 84, of Frankfort, IN passed away on August 12, 2019 at Wesley Manor.  She was born November 11, 1934 in Granite, OK to Bedford Harlen & Lovie Lee (Wright) Smith.  She married Rev. Wilbur C. Bailey on October 8, 1954 in Fairdale, KY and he preceded in death on February 10, 2010.

Sue was a 1953 graduate of Southern High School. A pastor’s wife, she and her husband started their ministry in 1960 at Paoli, IN pastoring in various locations before retiring to Frankfort in 2005.  She was a member of the Frankfort Bible Holiness Church.  She enjoyed music, playing the piano, especially playing for the residents at Clinton House, gardening and talking to her best friend on the phone.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral Celebration will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2019 at Frankfort Bible Holiness Church, 1947 W. Barner St., Frankfort, with visitation there from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Frankfort Bible Holiness Church.

Survived by:

Daughter: Marsena Bailey Proctor of Frankfort, IN, 2 Daughters-in-Law: Cheryl Bailey of Frankfort, IN, Peggy (Paul) Seeley of New Castle, IN, Sister: Margaret Votaw of Louisville, KY, 2 Sisters-in-Law: Marie Smith of Louisville, KY, Wanda Bailey of Clarksville, IN, 5 Grandchildren: Jonathan (Julie) Bailey, Susan Bailey, Jennifer (Wesley) Grissom, Deborah Bailey, and Rachel Bailey, 6 Great Grandchildren: Madison (Jordan) Jackson, Dakota Bailey, Arilynn, Weston, Camden & Grayson Grissom

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by two sons; Mark Bailey and Dale Bailey, son-in-law; Robert S. Proctor, step-grandson; Calvin S. Proctor, and 2 brothers.


Leave your Condolences

3 Condolences for “Sarah “Sue” (Smith) Bailey”

  1. Janet Taylor August 15, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Marsena, Just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you and praying for you concerning the loss of your mother. I remember when your parents celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary when they were pastoring in Wabash. I appreciated the sweet spirit your mother possessed. The slide presentation on the funeral home’s website is a fitting tribute to your mother. Sincerely, Janet (Somerlot) Taylor

  2. Don-Debbie Baker August 15, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Prayers for all of Sister Baileys Family. She was such a sweet caring lady. Her smile and kindness will be missed by everyone. Knowing that she is forever more in Glory, can ease our hearts and bring a smile when we think of her. Love, Barnes and Baker Families

  3. Marc Dodrill August 17, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    She was a faithful pastor’s wife and a sweet spirited saint! Our prayers are with the family. Her husband was one of our elders! God bless her memory!

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