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L. Gail Bailey

August 8, 1920 — April 9, 2014

MASON CITY: L. Gail Bailey, 93, of Mason City, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center. Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM Monday, April 14, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Pierce Avenue with Rev. Paul Collier officiating. There will be no visitation. Mr. Bailey had requested his body be donated to the University of Iowa Department of Anatomy. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa. Gail was born August 8, 1920 in Downing, Missouri the son of Frank and Emily (Coger) Bailey. He was raised in Marshalltown, where he graduated from Marshalltown High School. He attended and graduated from the University of Dubuque and would receive his Master’s Degree from Drake University, Des Moines. Gail married Miriam Field August 29, 1944 in Manly, Iowa. He served in the US Army (Air Force) during WW II. He was honorably discharged in March of 1945. Following his discharge, Gail and Miriam moved to Manly where he was Superintendent of Schools for 20 years. Moving to Mason City in 1966, Gail worked as a school Principal for the Mason City School District for 20 years. He retired in 1986. Gail was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Gail is survived by his 4 children, Bruce (Nancy) Bailey of Burnsville, Minnesota, Peter (Debra) Bailey of Boise, Idaho, Martha (Rich) White of Wes Des Moines, and David (Lisa) Bailey of Maple Grove, Minnesota; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Dwyer, Joe (Bobbie) Bailey, Andrew (Avni) Bailey, Alex Bailey, Sarah (Matt) Derry, Ellen White, Grant White, Rachel Bailey, and Thomas Bailey; great grandchildren, Sam Dwyer, Anna Dwyer, and Leo Derry. Gail was preceded in death by his parents, Wife, Miriam in 2003.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

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First Presbyterian Church

100 S. Pierce, Mason City, IA 50401

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