Diane S. Bailey

April 15, 1945February 26, 2013

Diane S. Bailey, 67, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. She was born April 15, 1945, in Evansville to Kenneth and Hattie F. (Wilson) Meckert.

She worked at St. Mary’s Medical Center for over 20 years. She graduated from Bosse High School in 1962, where she was in the marching band. Diane was a loving wife, mother and friend who loved to spend time with her family, especially vacations to Gatlinburg and Gulf Shores. She loved animals, especially her cats Buffy, Rascal and Patches.

Diane was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Meckert.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Phillip Bailey; son, Jeff Bailey; mother, Hattie Meckert; brother, Dennis (Janet) Meckert; sister, Loretta Moers; nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Dr. Linda Parker, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh Humane Society or Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Condolences may be made online at


  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Jeffrey Bailey

March 1, 2013

Mom i just wanted to say how much i love you and that you will be missed more than any words can ever say. I will never forget all of the good times we had. I know i wasn't always a good kid and i would say or do mean things sometimes (and im sorry) but you would always keep me out of trouble no matter what and keep me pointed in the right direction. You have always been there for me when i have been sick, needed to talk, needed advice or just anything. I will never for get all the fun times we had, our trips and vacations or teaching me how to ride a bike. I thank you for all that you have done for me and Dad, You have made us who we are today. Im sad that you have gone to heaven but i know you are in a better place now not hurting anymore. I know you are always worrying about dad and his health and my MS or if were going to be safe and well, I know you are in the heavens watching over us and i know you will take just as good care of us now just like you always have. We will take care of Grandma (your mom) and try our best to make sure she is taken care of and happy and safe. Your going to be missed by so many people and im going to miss your phone calls reminding me of my next Doctors appointment or Keeping me informed on when the weather is going to be bad or something as little as the time change. But most of all im going to miss your touch, smile, seeing and talking to you whenever i want and most of all your love. You will ALWAYS be in my thoughts and prayers and dad's too everyday and you will never be forgotten! You are the greatest mother in the world! This isn't a good by but a i will see you later in heaven someday when its my turn!

I Love You Mom

Love Jeffrey