Karen Bailey, a 75-year old Trenton, MO, resident, passed away at 12:48 a.m., Friday, July 9, 2021 at North Care Hospice House in North Kansas City, MO.
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens of Trenton. Open visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday, July 12, 2021 at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton. Memorial donations are suggested in lieu of flowers to either The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or S.M. Rissler Elementary and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.
Karen Rose Bailey was born January 1, 1946, in Morning Sun, IA, to Willard and Ilene (Belzer) Bailey. She graduated from Liberty Public Schools at Browning, MO. On October 4, 1963, she was united in marriage to Larry Dean Bailey in Winigan, MO. After attending Trenton Jr. College, Karen went to Northeast Missouri State University where she earned her B.S. in Education. She worked in advertising for KIRX radio and Green Hills Community Action before starting her teaching career in 1980 with Trenton R-9 Schools. Karen loved sports and played basketball for TJC as well as coached their women’s basketball team.
Friends knew Karen as a positive presence in everything she did over the 75 years of her life. She was full of life and enjoyed gardening, tennis and sewing (especially quilting). Her flower beds and gardening work attracted the attention of many as they would drive by. The smile on her face beamed brightest when talking about her grandchildren and great grandchild.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Larry, of the home, daughters Amy Bailey and Kelsi Galloway of Lee’s Summit, MO; a sister Pat (Wayne) Willett of Centerville, IA; grandchildren Bailey (Brett) Mason; Mckenna Gates; Jackson Galloway; Jake Galloway; Jenna Galloway, and a great granddaughter, Blake Mason. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a member of the North Salem Christian Church.
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