Betty Rosa Bailey
Rosa Bera “Betty” (DiGennaro) Bailey, 87 of Follansbee, WV passed away peacefully at 2:50 PM with her children by her side on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA under the care of the staff with the assistance of Pilgrimage Hospice.
Betty was born on December 9, 1932 in Steubenville, OH. She was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Georgianio) DiGennaro.
Betty was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee, WV where she served on the Altar and Rosary Society and the sorority. She worked for the United States Census Bureau as a field worker. Many will remember Betty for her love of dancing and singing, working the voting polls, her enjoyment family at the holidays, being very active in the church and Follansbee Community Days receiving a key to city.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Carl “Peanuts” Bailey, two sons-in-law, James Coletti and Edward Pearce.
Betty is survived by her four children, Theresa Klaczak (Jake) of Pittsburgh, PA, Debbie Coletti-Pearce of Follanbsee, WV, Jim Bailey and his wife, Sabrina of Montgomery Village, MD and Beth Ann Scheetz and her husband, John of Follansbee, WV, a foster daughter, Yvonne Leonard of Dartmouth, MA, five grandchildren, Nicole Baldwin, Matthew Klaczak, James Bailey and Sarah and Aidan Scheetz, two great grandsons, and several nieces and nephews
Family and friends will be received on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 2:00-7:00 PM with Vigil Service at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, WV where funeral will commence at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
Catholic Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee, WV with Father Jude Perera, presiding.
Entombment will follow at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV.
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