Kenneth R. Bailey

July 15, 1920September 29, 2010

Kenneth R. Bailey, July 15, 1920 passed away at his home September 29, 2010. He was a life- long resident of Ann Arbor and a WWII Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah of 57 years and brother Floyd Bailey. He is survived by his son Richard (Shirley) and daughter Peggy (Gary) Cleaveland; four grandchildren: Kenneth, Jamie, Brian and Tricia and three great grandchildren Kayla, Kyle and Harlan. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was a builder, master craftsmen having built many homes in the Ann Arbor area from 1946 until retiring in 1972. He and Sarah spent many years traveling the U.S. Kenneth enjoyed fishing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He remained active with investments and personal properties. Kenneth was a member of the Dexter American Legion Post 557 and the Carpenters Union. He was always available for his family with an open door and heart. A private burial has taken place at Washtenong Memorial Park. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


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Carol Morris

July 31, 2011

Dick & Peggy... sorry to have just heard of your father's passing. I have been searching for him and any contact information so that my parents could reconnect with relatives. They are Howard & Joyce Beese. Howard is Kenneth's nephew... perhaps the oldest living nephew. Please contact me at

Terry Cook-

October 9, 2010

Mr. Bailey and family, I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to have known you father. He was a very self- sufficent man that amazed me at how active he was at his age. May God Bless you and your family. Sincerely,

David & Lydia

October 4, 2010

So sorry for your loss. May his memory be as strong as his character.

With deepest sympathy,

Maxine Carstedt

October 4, 2010

Dick, Peggy and families:
So sorry to hear about Uncle Ken's death; please know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve your loss of him from your lives today. Keep the memories of the great guy he was, the partner and caregiver for your mother and a blessing to many family members and I'm sure friends as well.
Blessings to you all,
Maxine and family

Frank & Mary Ann Flores

October 3, 2010

We remember visiting with Ken at Tricia's graduation party, we both enjoyed his company. He was a hard worker and a great role model to your children. He will be missed. God bless you all. Keeping you in our prayers.

Sincerely, Frank and Mary Ann Flores

October 3, 2010

Dick,Shirley & Family,
May your memories be a source of comfort. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Merle and Shannon Warner

Nick & Mary Dee Heller

October 3, 2010

Dear Dick, Shirley & Family
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad.Please accept our deepest sympathies.