Alice M. (Kemme) Bailey, 95, of Forsyth, IL, passed away to her final reward at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, IL.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Renew and Rejoice Campaign or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Alice was born on March 25, 1923, in Villa Grove, IL, the daughter of Bernard F. and Catherine (Niendick) Kemme. Her early years were spent in Effingham where she attended Sacred Heart Grade School and Effingham High School. Along with her mother Catherine and brother Paul, Alice was a co-owner and operator of The Beehive Restaurant in downtown Effingham in the 1950s and early 1960s.
She married Everett M. Bailey Jr. on February 13, 1971, and together they operated a farm in the Lovington area. Unfortunately, Everett passed away on November 9, 1984, thus Alice has been a widow for the last thirty-four years. She lived in Decatur for many years, then at the Keystone Assisted Living Facility on Mound Road in Decatur. After her health deteriorated more she moved to Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, IL.
Alice is survived by two step-daughters, Kay McCoy of Sullivan, IL and Betty Grant of Fort Myers, FL; also cousins, Richard and Donna Feldhake of Effingham, who have helped her along for the past five years; and other cousins too numerous to mention.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett Bailey Jr.; brother, Paul Kemme; aunts, Agnes Seitz and Anna Westendorf; and uncle, Tony Niendick.