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Betty I. (Hoy) Bailey

Born - November 21, 1921

Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois

Married - March 26, 1940

Died - September 18, 2009

Eagle Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa

Buried - Lost Mound Cemetery,

Rural Hanover, Jo Davies County, Illinois








 Betty I. (Hoy) Bailey



Betty I. Bailey, age 87, of Savanna, Illinois, died Friday, September 18, 2009, at Eagle Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, Iowa. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Burial will take place in the Lost Mound Cemetery, rural Hanover, Illinois. A memorial gathering will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Argo Fay United Methodist Church in Betty’s memory.

Betty was born on November 21, 1921, the daughter of Clem and Esther (Plattenberger) Hoy in Thomson, Illinois. She graduated from York Community High School, Thomson with the Class of 1939. Betty married Lyle Bailey on March 26, 1940. Lyle died on March 3, 1986.

Betty was the manager of the school lunch program for Savanna Schools for 13 years. She was a member of Argo Fay Methodist Church, Argo Fay and was active with the local Parent Teacher Association, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the Cub Scouts.

Betty is survived by her son, Gary (Carolyn) Bailey of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; one daughter, Sandra A. (Harry) Miller of East Wenatchee, Washington; three grandchildren, Nicole Elizabeth (Mark) Weiberg, Gregory Paul, and Douglas Paul; two great grandchildren, Kitana McCaige and Maggie Lewis; one brother, Hal D. Hoy of Thomson, Illinois; two sisters, Laura Jensen of Humbird, Wisconsin, and Mildred Stiles of Thomson, Illinois. Betty is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lyle; and one brother, John Hoy.




Photograph, Obituary and Family Information

 Courtesy of Mildred (Hoy) Stiles Grandson, Clint Stiles.



Husband - Lyle E. Bailey

Born - March 27, 1914

Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois

Occupation - Railroad Employee

Died - March 3, 1986

Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois

Parents - Rollie L. and Katie (Schumaker) Bailey



Son - Gary G. Bailey

Born - October 15, 1942

Died - December 28, 2010

Wife - Carolyn Bailey




 Gary B. Bailey


Gary B. Bailey - October 15, 1942 December 28, 2010;

 Preceded in death by his parents Lyle & Betty Bailey.

Survived by his loving wife Carolyn; daughter Nicole (Mark) Weiberg; sister Sandra (Harry) Miller; uncle Hal Hoy;

many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.


Gary loved the outdoors and spending time up north with

family and friends. He will be missed.


Memorial Service 3 pm Tuesday January 4, 2011, at

Resurrection Lutheran Church,  9925 Bailey Rd. Woodbury, Minnesota, with Visitation at the church from

1-3 prior to the service. Private Interment.




Daughter - Sandra A. (Bailey) Miller

Husband - Harry Miller



Sister - Laura (Hoy) Jensen

Born - 1923/1924 - Illinois

Residing in Humbird, Clark Country, Wisconsin

Husband - Eddie Jensen

To This Union 2 Children Were Born

Son - Thomas Jensen

Son - Jerry Allen Jensen


Sister - Mildred Jean (Hoy) Stiles

Born - February 12, 1925

Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois

Husband - Marvin Edward Stiles



Brother - John James Hoy

Born - July 4,  1928

Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois

Veteran - Private First Class 

Company A, 724,  Ry Operation,

Batallion TC, Korea

Died - May 21, 1964

Buried - Argo Cemetery, Argo Fay,

Carroll County, Illinois

(Clem's son John died of a heat stroke

while working on the railroad here in either

Carroll or possibly Jo Davies county in the 60's.)

Wife - Diane Hoy England

2nd Husband - Floyd England


Brother - Hal D. Hoy



Father - Clem "Doug" Hoy

Wife - Esther B. (Plattenberger) Hoy



 Grandfather - William George Hoy

Grandmother - Beulah (Frederick) Hoy



 Great Grandfather - Henry Cyrus Hoy

Great Grandmother - Lucinda Miranda (Betts) Hoy



Great Great Grandfather - George Albert Hoy Jr.

Great Great Grandmother - Susanna (Ziegler) Hoy



Great Great Great Grandfather - George Albert (Heu) Hoy

Great Great Great Grandmother - Elizabeth (Clay) Hoy

Great Great Great  Step-Grandmother - Catherine (Vonada) Hoy



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