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McLEAN -- William F. Bailey, 61, of
McLean died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at 2:37 p.m. at BroMenn Regional
Medical Center in Normal.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the
McLean Christian Church, with Tony Billingsley
officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at
the church and one hour prior to the service on
Burial will be in McLean Cemetery.
Quiram Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta is
Mr. Bailey was a former police officer and chief
of police with the villages of McLean, Heyworth and
Farmington. He retired from the McLean County
Sheriff's Department as a deputy sheriff after 20
years of service. He was the current mayor of
He was born Aug. 17, 1945, in Plattsmouth, Neb.,
to William L. and Gertrude E. Ptacek Bailey. He
married Barbara Hershe on March 13, 1971, in
He is survived by his wife of 36; two sons, Brian
K. Bailey of McLean and Scott (and Amy) Bailey of
Lincoln; three sisters, Diane Glave of Kentucky,
Susan M. Ross of Normal and Judy E. Zimmer of
Herington, Kan., two brothers, James T. Bailey of
Orange Park, Fla., and Steven J. Bailey of
Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He graduated from Chicago Vocational High School.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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