Joanne Bailey

Joanne Nigro Bailey, 80, of Union Grove died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.

Mrs. Bailey was born Oct. 11, 1940, in Youngstown, Ohio, to John and Connie Nigro. She was married to Jerald Bailey Sr. for 63 years.

She retired from Southside High School in 2000. She started the Volunteer Safety Patrol at John Jones Elementary and was involved in Girl Scouts, band boosters, PTA and many other activities.

She was very active in her church including Sunday school, Sacks of Love, vacation Bible school and many other ministries.

She enjoyed playing dulcimer with the RSVP group. She was involved in Reading Buddies at Brindlee Mountain High School.

She is survived by her husband: Jerald Bailey St; sons and daughter-in-law: Jerald Jr. and Lori Bailey, and John Bailey; daughters and sons-in-law: Jill Bailey and Jacqueline and Matt Growden; grandchildren: Samuel, Jane, JayJay, Caleb and Joshua; sisters: Connie Ambrose and Shirley Saare; niece, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter: JoAnn Bailey.

A private family service will be held.

Memorials may be made to Sacks of Love at Union Chapel Methodist Church.

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