Joan Bailey, 80, of New London, died at her home Thursday, June 20, 2013 surrounded by her family.
She was born on March 20, 1933, in Ashland and moved to New London in 1956.
She graduated from Ashland High School in 1951. Joan worked for ODOT in Ashland, E. Bigelow Tile Company, the Robe Company and retired from New London Local Schools as a teacher's aide.
Joan was a member of the New London United Methodist Church. She bowled in leagues for many years at New London Lanes.
Survived by her children, Scott (Lisa) Bailey of Wakeman, Mike (fiancée, Debbie Franklin) Bailey of New London and Kristin Dillon of New London; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and sister, Virginia of Florida.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents, Harry and Helen (Lavelle) Cowan; 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 24th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main Street, New London and Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ben Black officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Street Cemetery in New London.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44890 or Visiting Nurses Association, 105 North Main Street, Suite 205, Mansfield, Ohio 44902.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.