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Valeska "Vee" Bailey

October 10, 1937 December 24, 2018
Valeska "Vee" Bailey
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Valeska (Vee) Bailey, age 81, passed away on December 24, 2018 at Solon Care Center from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM, Saturday, January 5th at St. Thomas More Church, 3000 12th Avenue, Coralville with Father Charles Adam officiating. Visitation will be Friday, January 4th from 4 to 7 PM at Lensing Oak Hill Funeral Service, 210 Holiday Rd, Coralville. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, PEO Educational Fund, St. Thomas More Church or the Alzheimer’s Association .
Valeska Ann Moore was born on October 10, 1937 in Chicago, IL to Lyle and Stella (Valesky) Moore. Vee was raised in the state of Indiana and lived in the cities of Logansport and Valparaiso, IN where she graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1954. She attended Nursing School for two years. Vee was united in marriage to Earl Norman Bailey on March 2, 1957 in Valparaiso, IN. Norm and Vee lived in Columbus, OH, Bloomington, IN and Austin, TX before settling in Iowa City, IA where they have lived since 1966.
Vee was an active mother, wife, business partner, and friend to all those who knew her. Vee was a vital part of the family real estate business and helped Norm run North Bay Inc. for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church where she volunteered and taught religious education classes. She was also involved with her P.E.O. Chapter (Iowa City Chapter HI), University Women’s Club and the Lake Hubert Women’s Association. Vee enjoyed tennis, swimming, boating, playing bridge, entertaining and spending time with family and friends. When Vee wasn’t volunteering, or helping Norm with the family business, they enjoyed travelling to their homes in Pine Island, FL and Lake Hubert, MN.
Vee is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Norm Bailey; four children, Michela (Kela) Bailey of St. Louis, MO, Bradford (Brenda) Bailey of Floyd, IA, Laura (Chris) Sogard of Indianapolis, IN, and Amanda(Ryder) Houston of Iowa City, IA. Seven grandchildren; Dr. Ryan (Joy) Bailey of Jacksonville, FL, Eric Bailey (Melanie Slattery) of Brooklyn, NY, Katherine Bailey (Fiancé Hunter Ortmayer) of Charles City, IA, Abby Sogard and Annabelle Sogard of Indianapolis, IN, Braden Houston and Schuyler Houston of Iowa City, IA. One great granddaughter, Adaline Bailey of Jacksonville, FL. One nephew Chris Moore of Peoria, IL; two great nieces Shelby Moore and Laura Belle Moore of Peoria, IL. Plus, many other nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Valeska was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle and Stella (Valesky) Moore, her brother Charles Moore, her sister-in-law Sue (Hancock) Moore, and her in-laws, Dr. Earl and Mildred Bailey.
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4:00 PM 1/4/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/4/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lensing's Oak Hill

210 Holiday Road
Coralville, IA 52241

Lensing's Oak Hill
210 Holiday Road Coralville 52241 IA
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10:00 AM 1/5/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas More Catholic Church

3000 12th Avenue
Coralville, IA 52241

St. Thomas More Catholic Church
3000 12th Avenue Coralville 52241 IA
United States

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St. Joseph's Cemetery- Iowa City Final Resting Place

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

1122 N. Dodge Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

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