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Marcene Bailey

December 31, 1961 — February 13, 2023





SIGOURNEY-Marcene Bailey, age 61, of Sigourney, died Monday, February 13, 2023, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
    Marcene was born December 31, 1961, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Donald L. and Beverly Jean (Kearns) Vest, and grew up in Fairfield, Ottumwa and Washington.  On September 31, 1995, she married Donnie Bailey.  The couple lived in Keota before moving to Sigourney.  Marcene was an Account Specialist at University of Iowa for 38 years.  Following her retirement, she worked at Dollar General and Subway in Sigourney.  Marcene was a Girl Scout leader for several years.  She attended the First Baptist Church in Sigourney and enjoyed video chatting with her family, reading the Bible, watching Westerns with Donnie, quilting and crocheting.
    Survivors include her husband: Donnie Bailey of Sigourney; daughter: Bethany Bailey of Sigourney; step-daughters: Adrianne Bailey of West Burlington and Ashley (Russell) Johnson of Pulaski; six grandchildren: Alex, William, Gabbie, Delanie, Emerson and Vivienne; sister: Brenda Murray of Charlevoix, Michigan and brothers: Greg Steward of Ottumwa and Steven Steward of Ellington, Missouri.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Gary Vest.

    Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Powell Funeral Home in Sigourney.  

    A general memorial fund has been established.  Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Marcene and her family.  Tributes may be made at

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