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Mildred Inez Bailey

February 2, 1949 — December 25, 2022


Mildred Inez (Yant) Bailey, commonly known as Mom, Nana, Great Nana, sister, aunt Millie. Mildred passed away on 12/25/2022 at Medilodge of Kalamazoo at the age of 73. She was the daughter of Donnie Vester Yant and Bessie Leota (Mitchel) Yant.

She is preceded in death by her one true love William Bailey, loving daughter Pamela Bailey, parents Donnie Vester Yant and Bessie Leota (Mitchel) Yant, brother Melvin Donnie, Nephew Bill Booth

Mildred was born on February 2, 1949. She married the love of her life William Bailey on 12/3/1966 spending 38 years together as one.  William passed away 11/17/2005.   

She is survived by daughters, Penny (Don) Eshbaugh and Shannon (Robert) Caffrey, grandchildren, William (Crystal) Eshbaugh, Tori Eshbaugh, Macey (Cole) Nesti, Anakin and William Caffrey, great grandchildren Donald (DJ) and Noah Novitsky, Mylah, William (Liam), Landon and Maverick Eshbaugh, Abel Nesti.  Sisters and brothers, Onval (John) Cook, Hazel Warren, Ruthie McNees, Margarett (Bruce) Booth, Donnie (Linda) Yant, Jeff Yant, Angel (Doug) Overweg and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 

Mildred enjoyed working at the Martin Lions Club Bingo Hall until they closed down around 2012. Mildred became a member of The First Baptist Church of Otsego when she opened her heart back up to the lord.  Mildred loved spending time with her family every chance she got from spending days at her daughter Shannon house to playing cards with her loved ones.  

The funeral will be held on January 21, 2023 at 10:30 am at  The First Baptist Church of Otsego 247 E Allegan St Otesgo, MI 49078. There will be a burial and lunch gathering following the funeral service. 

Cremation took place at: Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society.

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church - Otsego

247 E. Allegan St, Otsego, MI 49078

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