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Margaret A. Bailey, 70, of 307 S. Davis St., died February 1, 2017 at her home.
She was born July 13, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA to Floyd and Martha Moore Arnold. She married Max E. Bailey on January 7, 1967.
Margaret was a 1964 graduate of Ottumwa High School and of the Iowa Success School. She had worked at Cal's Jack & Jill, Newsland and retired from Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Margaret was a member of Ottumwa Women's Bowling Association where she served as secretary and had won an Ottumwa City Championship.
Surviving is her husband, Max; her children, Steve E. Bailey, Aaron D. (Wendy) Bailey and Stacey L. (Chad) Ingle all of Ottumwa; 5 grandchildren, Nathan and Anthony Bailey, Payton and Bailey Ingle and Hope Schakel.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Darrell Arnold.
Her body has been cremated.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Olson officiating.
The family will be present one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Serving Davis & Wapello Counties, 927 Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501.
Published on  February 1, 2017
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