Norma Lee Bailey, age 89, of Mayport, PA passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the Clarion Hospital. Norma was born on March 31, 1929, in Greenville, Ohio. Norma was the daughter of the late Julian Irvin Thompson and Marcella Grace Burke Thompson Wagner and step-father Martin A. Wagner. She married Roger M. Bailey, of Rimersburg, who survives. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage.
Norma and her husband moved to a farm in North Freedom in 1953 where they lived, farmed, milked cows and began their family. She was a homemaker and a hard worker, cooking, gardening, canning, helping with farm work and caring for three children. It was said she sewed around the world as she made all the clothing for the children. She attended the North Freedom United Methodist Church and was committed to attending even when her health began to fail. Norma was a very strong woman, spending time raising her family and loving them unconditionally. She was happiest spending time with her family. She enjoyed many activities throughout her life. Reading, crocheting, photography, crafting, camping, and boating. She was also an animal lover and always enjoyed caring for them. She enjoyed traveling to various craft shows displaying the items they made with her daughter and granddaughter for many years.
Norma was very active in the church. She was Church Historian, Sunday School teacher, and served on many other committees of the church through the years.
Norma is survived by two daughters, Linda Barnacastle and her husband David of Brookville, and Debra Hoover and her husband Bradley of Mayport; two granddaughters, Jaime Peffer and fiance Jason Asher of Mayport and Cara Hoover of New York, NY; one grandson, Kyle Hoover of Mayport; a great-granddaughter, McKenzie Peffer of Mayport; two step grandchildren, Jeremy Barnacastle of Punxsutawney, and Stephen Barnacastle of Brookville.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents and step-father, and a son, Ronald L. Bailey. In addition Norma was preceded in death by her step-sister Rebecca (Becky) Delaney.
Friends and family will be received on Monday, July 2, 2018 from 7 - 9 PM and Tuesday July 3, 2018 from 10 - 11 AM at the Furlong Funeral Home, 50 Broad Street, Summerville, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow the viewing at 11 AM with Pastor Ken Duffee officiating. Interment will follow at the North Freedom UM Cemetery, Ringgold Twp., Jefferson County.
The family suggests that donations be made to the North Freedom UM Cemetery, in care of Debra Hoover, 284 Nolf Rd., Mayport, PA 16240.
Friends and family may leave online condolences, light a memorial candle, order flowers, and obtain additional information at www.furlongfuneralhome.com.