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Ella V. Bailey

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Ella V. Bailey, 89, of Beaver Dam, went to her heavenly home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Ohio County Hospital under the care of Hospice of Ohio County. Mrs. Bailey was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, on March 4, 1930, to the late Lawrence Johnson and Ora Whitten Johnson.

She retired from the Dollar General Store and was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Aside from her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Sherman Bailey; two grandsons, Brian Thienes and Kody Clark; and four sisters, Dulcie Drake, Eva Lawson, Delta Richey, and Evelyn Drake.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory three children, Violet (Lee) Thienes, of Beaver Dam, Wayne (Diane) Bailey, of Hartford, Kentucky, and Laurie (Barry) Coppage, of Beaver Dam; seven grandchildren, Lisa (Jamie) Basham, Misty (Michael) Riger, Derek (Tracy) Bailey, Kyle (Danielle) Coppage, Korey Coppage, Eric (Sara) Beauchamp, and Melissa (Chad) Julian; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; five siblings, Elroy (Linda) Johnson, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, C.W. (Jane) Johnson, of Louisville, Kentucky, Arnold (Rose) Johnson, of Brandenburg, Kentucky, Lorene Sherrad, of Vine Grove, Kentucky, Mary Willie Boling, of Vine Grove.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Rev. Glenn Armstrong and Rev. John Cashion officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Friends may visit with Mrs. Bailey’s family from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to, Hospice of Ohio County, 1211 Main Street, Hartford, KY 42347.

Online condolences may be left for Mrs. Bailey’s family by visiting her memorial page at

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