Barbara M. Bailey, 81, of Steubenville passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 29th, 2021 at The Laurels of Steubenville with her family by her side. She is the daughter of the late William G. and Allie Sampson.
She is proceeded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Cecil E. Bailey, who she married April 5th, 1969. Among her siblings, she is proceeded in death by her bothers William, James, Samuel and Robert as well as her sister Betty. Her son, John J. Utsinger (USMC) of Steubenville and daughter, Kathy Temple (Bailey) of Wellsburg, WV.
Barb or “Red Slipper”, a nickname she was given by her husband Cecil, is survived by her children Mary Powell (Utsinger) and her husband Michael of Utah, Kathy’s husband David Temple of Wellsburg, WV, Richard Bailey and his wife Nikki of Weirton, WV, Glinda Platt (Bailey) of Weirton, WV, John’s wife Lori Utsinger of Iowa, Lisa Bailey Cline of Steubenville, Sharon Miller (Bailey) and her husband Robert of Arboga, CA, and Charles Bailey and his wife Tiffany of Carnegie, PA. Surviving among her siblings is her Brother George and his wife Sharon of Toronto, OH, her sister Karen Sue and Donald Smith of Florida, Bonnie McConnell and her husband Charles of Florida, her brother Michael of Steubenville, OH, several grandchildren, great-grand- children, nieces and nephews.
Barb retired from Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation where she worked for several years as a dietary aide. In her free time, she enjoyed being a homemaker. She loved to cook and bake. Her most memorable recipes include homemade beef vegetable soup, homemade bread and chocolate no bake cookies. If you were lucky enough to enjoy just one of her homemade meals, you knew you were never going hungry. Spending time with her husband and her family was among her favorite past times. Everything from surprise visits, celebrating holidays and just spending time with her husband either outside on the front porch swing or sitting in the living room watching television, would bring a smile to her face. Even though your birthday card may have been whited out and rewritten or the tissue paper and packing reused, you always knew the gift she gave you was from the heart. Barb was special to so many. She is loved and remembered forever.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Mosti Funeral Home of Steubenville. At the request of family, a memorial service celebrating Barb’s Life, is to be held later. Rev. Jason A. Cline will officiate. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery of Steubenville. Together again, Barb and Cecil, share a seat on the front porch swing, watching as the sun sets over the south end of Steubenville.
Thank you to the staff at The Laurels of Steubenville, Trinity Health Systems and Southern Hospice.
“I Love You, Babe”
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