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CORNVILLE—Elizabeth M. Bailey, 94, died December 3, 2004 at a Skowhegan nursing home. She was born November 13, 1910 at Cambridge, the first daughter of Andrew and Mabel (Page) Ham. She graduated from NH Fay High School in Dexter, Class of 1929, and married Erald Bailey on June 6, 1929. Elizabeth was a homemaker for many years before being employed at Norrwock Shoe Company in Skowhegan for several years, retiring in 1973. She was a former member of the Cambridge Valley Grange and the Cambridge Baptist Church.

She is survived by 5 daughters and 2 sons, Agnes Grant of Harmony, Beatrice and husband Richard Reall of Windham, CT, Rita Lewis of Harmony, Nancy and husband Lloyd Conners of Ripley, Charlotte Gurney of Waterville, Elwin and wife Kathleen Bailey and Duane Bailey, all of Cornville; 2 sisters, Louise Bailey of Cambridge and Winnifred Bane of Burnham; 21 special grandchildren, one of whom, Dennis Bailey of Canaan, was brought up by his grandparents; 35 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband in 1985, an infant daughter Mary Louise and her brother, Stanwood Ham.

There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held 10 A.M. Monday, December 6th, at the Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge, with the Rev. Mark Tanner officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cambridge Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Donald Bailey, 17 Bailey Road, Cambridge, ME 04923. The family would like to thank the nurses and aides at Cedar Ridge Center for Health Care in Skowhegan, which she referred to as her “home away from home” for the past four years. Her greatest enjoyment during that time were the many visits she looked forward to from her family. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Newport.

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