Thelma Bailey

February 25, 1936February 27, 2013
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Age 77, died February 27, 2013 in Holt, Michigan. Thelma was born February 25, 1936 to Ethan and Ada Allen in Kentucky. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She loved children and enjoyed being a foster parent and child care provider for many years. Her love for her family was unwavering and she was a loving caregiver for her husband of 47 years, Arvel, after his stroke. She attended the Mason Baptist Church, Mason First Church of the Nazarene and Holt United Methodist Church. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Arvel, in 2001 and son, Gary, in 1974. She is survived by two sons, Michael (Rosemary) of Scottsdale, AZ, Edward of Seattle, WA; daughter, Jackie (John) Courter of Mason; four grandchildren, Brooke Bailey (Jason) Colvin of Sparks, NV, Brent Bailey of Los Angeles, CA, Justin and Jordan Courter of Mason; two great grandchildren, Blake and Hailey Colvin of Sparks, NV; brother, Jack Allen of Battle Creek, and sister Joyce Allen of Hillsdale. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI with the Rev. Dr. Glenn Wagner officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the service. Contributions in her memory made be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 S. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. On-line condolences may be made at


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

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Teresa Heinz

March 10, 2013

Aunt Thelma, We loved you. You were there for us in our times with Crystal and did things for us that we could never repay. We just want you to know you were an angel. You have earn your wings so go fly and be free . Will be sadly missed, but we will have you in our heart to the day we meet you when we are done with this life. May God Watch Over You and Take Care of You . Love Teresa & Raymond Heinz

Jerry & Bambi Banks

March 2, 2013

Mike, Eddie, Jackie & Family,

Sorry for your loss. She was quiet a character. Often larger then life, we have many fond memories of Thelma

March 2, 2013

Jackie, John & family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Cathy Han ( Bailey )

March 2, 2013

Aunt Thelma was a Charm... So glad I got to have some visits with her. She will be missed. Our prayers will be with you all.

March 2, 2013

Aunt Thelma, I love you. Thanks for putting up with us kids. Uncle Arvel said we should of called before we came, but there was no stopping dad. I'm going to see my brother he always said. And you always put up with us. Thank you Aunt Thelma. Even though we were nuisances, you had a heart of gold. I love you.

Rebecca Bailey

March 1, 2013

My deepest condolences. I don't really remember her very well as it's been many years since I've got to see that side of the family. But you are in my thoughts & prayers.

Peggy Bengson

March 1, 2013

Mike and Rosemary, I loved looking at the photo gallery. I felt as if I was viewing my own life. Keep all these special memories in mind, as a tribute to your Mom and your entire family. Please accept our sincere condolences.
In friendship and love,
Peggy & Mike Bengson

Danny Barnes

March 1, 2013

Mike,Ed & Jackie, May God bless you and your family in your time of sorrow. Aunt Thelma will surly be missed.

Carmen Belcher (Bailey)

March 1, 2013

Mike, Ed & Jackie,
My deepest condolences to you all on the loss of such a wonderful, caring lady. I have many fond memories of time spent with Aunt Thelma while visiting your family and the Bailey reunions. Aunt Thelma will be missed by many! Thinking of you all.

March 1, 2013

Jackie & John:

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Deb and Leo Wantor