March 9, 1931 — Aug. 3, 2012
On Friday, Aug. 3, Barbara Bailey passed away peacefully at her home with her children at her side. She had spent seven years dealing with Neuro-Endocrine cancer.
Barbara was born on March 9, 1931, to Frances and Stensen Petersen, of Port Clinton. She graduated from PCHC class of 1949, and went on to major in Music and Education at Ohio State University, where she was also a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. In 1953 she married Benjamin Bailey, of Salem. She spent 20 years as an Air Force wife, setting up her household and raising her family in nine locations around the country and Puerto Rico. In many of her postings she taught school and was always involved in the community and social activities of the Officer’s Wives’ Clubs. She was also interested in genealogy and spent time seeking out and organizing information on her children’s ancestry. After military retirement, Barbara returned to Port Clinton.