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Suzanne Larae (Marr) BaileyOctober 23, 1950 ~ September 11, 2017 (age 66)
Suzanne Larae Bailey age 66, of Ithaca, MI, quietly passed away to eternal life Monday, September 11, 2017, at The Laurels of Fulton, Perrinton, MI, surrounded by her family.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Louis Church of Christ, St. Louis, MI, on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Justin Daron officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, MI.
Suzanne was born in Alma, MI on October 23, 1950, the daughter of Neil and Donna (Harrison) Marr. She graduated from Ithaca High School with the class of 1968. Suzanne married George Bailey on October 26, 1968, at the Ithaca Methodist Church.
Suzanne enjoyed DIY projects. She liked sewing, baking, puzzles, gardening, decorating, knitting, and was an avid reader. Suzanne looked forward to summer weekends at Sportsman's Park and camping and boating at Aloha State Park every summer with her family when they would make sure to get a family picture in front of the Mackinac Bridge. Suzanne and George traveled to many places together throughout the United States with one of their favorite trips being an Alaskan cruise. They have also toured many places in Europe including visiting friends in Ormskirk, England. Suzanne devoted her time to her family. Her grandchildren remember the yearly hotel and waterpark trip every March. She was a librarian for the City of Ithaca for 15 years. She also owned and operated Sip-n-Knit in Ithaca for 5 years. She was a member of St. Louis Church of Christ, St. Louis, MI.
She is survived by her loving husband George Bailey of Ithaca, MI, son Corey and Eileen Bailey of St. Louis, MI, daughter Tricia and Trent Martin of Otsego, MI, grandchildren; Nole Bailey, Dean Bailey, Bailee Martin, Chelsea Bailey, and Mackenzie Martin, mother Donna Marr of Alma, MI, brother Greg and Rosemary Marr of Alma, MI, sister Trina and Jae Evans of Lake Isabella, MI, sister Carrie and Charles Seeley of Breckenridge, MI, brother Jeff and Malena Marr of Merrill, MI, mother in law Gerrie Bailey of Grand Marais, MI, sister in law Margaret and Greg Smith of Ithaca, MI, sister in law Evelyn Bailey of Englewood, FL, brother in law Bruce and Carlene Bailey of Alma, MI, and brother in law James and Cathy Bailey of Placerville, CO. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Neil Marr, and father in law Harold Bailey.
Memorials may be made to St. Louis Church of Christ, St. Louis, MI. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI.
St. Louis Church of Christ
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