With grateful hearts, we celebrate the life of Helen H. Bailey,76, of Sugar Grove, who died peacefully on Tuesday March 8, 2016 at Greenfieldsof Geneva. She was born January 23, 1940 in Chicago, the daughter of the lateCharles and Pauline (Shelkey) Shoemaker.
In addition to her lifelong work as a homemaker, Helen wasemployed for many years at Orthopedic Associates of DuPage. Herhumor, energy, love for life, fashion and beauty blessed all who knew her. Shehad a unique way of making everyone around her feel valued. Throughout her 20year struggle with MS, she showed great resolve and determination to continueloving and living life to the fullest extent possible. As a generouswoman of faith, she had a deep and abiding love for Jesus and was a memberof Christ Community Church in St Charles. She will be remembered asa loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
Helen is survived by her husband John “Jack” A. Bailey; herchildren Dave Bailey (Linnea Winquist), Scott Bailey (Robin), and Sue Brandau(Peter); grandchildren Joshua Bailey, Anders Winquist-Bailey, John Brandau,Alex Bailey, Amber Winquist-Bailey, Charlie Brandau and Soren Winquist-Bailey;sisters Cheryl Boyer, Betty Zimmerman, and brother Charles Shoemaker; brother’sin law Tom Bailey, Bob Bailey, and Pete Bailey (Barbara); nieces Karen Silva(Francisco), Katie Berndt (Dave), Amy Schaffer, Emily Ramondetta, and ChristineBailey; nephew Rob Boyer (Erin), and Peter Bailey; cousin Larry Phetteplace(Pam); and a host of friends and other relatives.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by herbeloved grandparents Hazel and Ross Shank.
Visitation will be held Thursday 4:00-8:00p.m. March 10, 2016 at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., SugarGrove, IL 60554. Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, March11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Interment following theservice, will take place at Lincoln Memorial Park. For further information pleasecall (630)466-1330, visit the www.caringbridge.org (http://www.caringbridge.org/
) or www.healychapel.com (http://www.healychapel.com/
) tosign the online guestbook.
Memorial donations for Helen can be given to Wayside CrossMinistries at 215 E New York St, Aurora, IL 60505.