Evelyn Louise Mitchell Bailey

October 25, 1929March 23, 2018

Evelyn Louise Mitchell Bailey, 88, of Columbus passed away at 2:55 a.m. on Friday March 23, 2018 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. Mrs. Bailey was born October 25, 1929 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Frank and Corrine Forler Mitchell. She married Robert E. Bailey on November 23, 1950 in Seymour, Indiana; he preceded her in death March 11, 2007. Also preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Harold Mitchell; sister, Maxine Greeman; brother, George Arnold; daughter, Susan Parker on October 21, 2001. Mrs. Bailey was the Guidance Secretary at Columbus East High School from its opening in 1972 until her retirement in 1993. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her brother, William “Bud” Mitchell of Saraland, Alabama; son, Tim (Janet) Bailey of Howell, Michigan; son-in-law, Richard L. Parker of Tipton, Indiana; grandchildren, Abigal Parker Kindelsperger of Chicago, IL, Hannah Bailey of Royal Oak, MI, Mitchell Bailey of Grand Rapids, MI, Wil Bailey of East Lansing, MI; great granddaughter, Mira Kindelsperger of Chicago, IL; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caregivers at Journey North. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father James Brockmeier officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery. Online condolence may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street is handling arrangements.


  • Tim (Janet) Bailey, Son
  • Richard Parker, Son-in-law
  • William "Bud" Mitchell, Brother
  • Abigal Kindelsperger, Grandchild
  • Hannah Bailey, Grandchild
  • Mitchell Bailey, Grandchild
  • Wil Bailey, Grandchild
  • Mira Kindelsperger, Great Grandchild
  • Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

  • Our Hosoice of South Central Indiana


  • Visitation Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Burial Monday, March 26, 2018

Evelyn Louise Mitchell Bailey

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Daniel Rager

March 26, 2018

Living across the street from Evelyn and all the Bailey’s was a joy growing up. Being the little one playing basketball & I always was included. As I grew older helping Evelyn with the yard was a joy. Sorry that I was not there to pay respects. Prayers to all the family!

Sincerely, Daniel Rager & Family.

Chris Mitchell

March 26, 2018

I had several but there was one story aunt Evelyn loved telling my kids and family about me. Apparently I locked the front door after my grandmother went outside when I was little. She kept yelling for me to to open the door and I kept yelling back “go around”. For some reason Aunt Evelyn would get the biggest kick out of telling that story.

Dan Lanham

March 25, 2018

Remembering the good times---there were quite a few--with our sympathies---Dan & Jenni Lanham