Opal D. Bailey 81, of Independence, Missouri, passed away November 22, 2011. 

Opal D. Bailey 81, of Independence, Missouri, passed away November 22, 2011.  

Opal was born July 24, 1930 on a farm between Grain Valley and Oak Grove, MO to Elmer C. Bailey and Mary Pearl Wooley.  She was the youngest of 9 children, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. She was united in Marriage to James F. Bailey on March 17, 1962, in Miami, OK.  She was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.

Opal is survived by her husband James Bailey of the home, 2 daughters, Mary Beth Elmore and her husband Tom of Independence, MO and Sharon Sewell of Perry OK, 1 grandson, James R. Sewell of Elk City, OK , 3 granddaughters, Crystal Edgar and husband Jim of Perry OK, Dezra Coulson and husband Troy of Blue Springs, MO, Angela  Petree of Independence, MO, 2 step grandsons, John Elmore and Terry McGowen of Independence, MO, and her sister, Thelma McGlathery of Independence, MO, 6 great grandchildren, 5 step great grand children, 1 great great granddaughter, 2 step great great grand children, and many nieces and nephews.

She was Baptist by faith and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary, Chapter #2.  She was a devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother and will be dearly missed by all of us.

Funeral Services for Opal will be 1 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W Main St, Blue Springs, MO, 816-229-3276 with Visitation at 12 noon, one hour prior to the service at the chapel.  

Contributions in memory of Opal may be made to Nativity of Mary Catholic Church.  

Condolences for the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.