Nancy Chappee Bailey

Godfrey | Sunday, November 29 2015

Nancy Chappee Bailey, age 75 died at 9:21 AM on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at her home after a battle with ALS. She born in Alton on November 26, 1940, the only child of Les and Gladys (Hungerford) Chappee. She married John J. Hruby, Jr and from this union were born; Leslie Marie Hruby and Andrew Charles Hruby. She later married Dale Leon Bailey and he survives of Godfrey. Nancy and Dale owned and operated Bailey Vending & Coffee Service for 23 years. Nancy also owned and operated Celebration Center Christian Book Store and Bibles & More for 25 years with the aid of her faithful friend and colleague Alice Bates. She was a member of New Life Fellowship Church for many years and later became a member of Elm St. Presbyterian Church in Alton where she served as an elder.

Nancy is survived by her husband, her children, three step children; Debra Haggerty (Mark), Michelle McGiffen and Catherine Diddle (Tom), a step daughter in law; Marchia Bailey, a very special cousin; Joann Phelps, two grandchildren; Jacob Charles Hruby and Daniel Steven Hruby, step grandchildren; Travis Bailey, Jennifer McGiffen, Natalie McGiffen, Mark Haggerty, Jr, Mandy Rife, Melissa Haggerty, Maggie Haggerty, Lois Anderson and Adam Tucker and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, a step son; Michael Bailey and a granddaughter; Mallery Haggerty.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Reverend Carl Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the ALS St. Louis Chapter. Online guestbook and additional information may be found at

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