Elaine Marie Bailey

August 2, 1917February 3, 2021

PEKIN ~ Elaine Marie Bailey, 103, of Pekin, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Hallmark Healthcare of Pekin.

Born August 2, 1917 in Des Moines, Iowa to Carl Otto Edward and Amanda Olivia (Nelson) Davis, she married David T. Rogers on May 4, 1946. He died May 2, 1971. She later married Russell Bailey on May 14, 1983. He died October 31, 1988. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Surviving are two sons, David J. (Teri-Ellen) Rogers of Hinsdale, Illinois and Thomas M. (Cynthia) Rogers of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren, Jeremy (Lauren) Rogers of Arlington Heights, Illinois and Michael and Thomas Rogers of Austin, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Abigail and Zachary Rogers of Arlington Heights, Illinois and one brother, Kenneth (Gail) Davis of Mediapolis, Iowa.

A homemaker, Elaine enjoyed playing golf and bowling. When she was in high school in Iowa, she was a very good basketball player. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family.

Elaine was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.

Her Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. Father Michael Andrejek will be the celebrant. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday morning at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Burial will be at Fon du Lac Township Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Linda Garman

February 12, 2021

Dave and Tom,
My deepest sympathy to both of you and your families. I hope you remember me but it has been years since I've seen either of you. I have visited with your mom in the past few years when I would see her out shopping, having lunch or dinner. She was a special lady and always had a wonderful smile. We would remember the times when our families would get together for picnics or just to visit. They were fun times. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Linda Hild Garman

Susan J Kyle

February 10, 2021

Dear Family,
I am so sorry to learn of Elaine's passing. She was a very nice lady and I remember her from events with Betty Williams. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Take Care and Be Well
Sue McGarvey Kyle

Glenda Nash

February 9, 2021

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of taking Elaine to the beauty shop, pharmacy, etc. We became fast friends and I adored her. We had a lot of good times together as she joined my family several times for Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving. She was such a sweet lady. My sincere condolences to her family.