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March 11, 2014

Margaret C. Bailey

Margaret C. Bailey

DAVENPORT —Margaret C. Bailey, 88, of Davenport, formerly of Conesville, died at home on Monday, March 10, 2014, with her family around her.

She was born on Oct. l5, l925, the daughter of Elwood and Edna (Yansen) Clark.

Margaret was married to Vernon Ford Bailey Sr. on May 14, 1944, at the home of her parents in Grand Gorge. Mr. Bailey died in September of 1988.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Judy Bailey of Davenport; two sisters, Marion McGrane of Colorado and Victoria Clark of New York state; one brother, Richard Clark of Margaretville; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters; many nieces; nephews; and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband; parents; daughter, Candace; two brothers, George and Elwood Jr.; and two sisters, Helen Manifesto and Louise Sutton.

Mrs. Bailey lived in Conesville most of her life until moving to Davenport 20 years ago. She had worked as a curator at Lansing Manor Museum at the New York State Power Authority at the Blenheim/Gilboa Dam for 25 years.

Prior to that, she worked at Audio Sears in Stamford.

Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Schoharie Valley Cloggers, American Legion Auxiliary of Conesville, Conesville Senior Citizens and both the Davenport and Conesville United Methodist churches.

She had been very active with quilting. She was known for her Halloween popcorn balls, which were made in large quantities. Most important in her life was her family.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 14. Funeral and committal services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, all at the Davenport United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy Russell, Pastor. Burial will be in the spring in the Manorkill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice or the Davenport United Methodist Church.

Funeral arrangements are by the Miller Funeral Home of Roxbury.

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