Sheila A. Bailey, 74, of 12 Brooklyn St., Portville, unexpectedly passed away Friday (June 30, 2023) while at home.
Born Oct. 20, 1948, in Bradford, Pa., she was the oldest of 10 children born to Gordon and Geraldine Doriguzzi Stewart. On Aug. 30, 1969, she married David P. Bailey, who survives.
Sheila graduated from Bradford High School, Class of 1966. She later worked for several insurance agencies in the area before her retirement.
Her greatest joy and passion was spending time with her family.
In addition to her husband, Sheila is survived by five children, Daniel (Pamela) Bailey of Olean, Adam (Kristen) Bailey of Allegany, Shannon (Bill) Work of Portville, Amber (Keith) Pierce of Little Genesee and Stefanie (Darby) Lavery of Cuba. She was the best mom and even better Nana to her grandchildren, Nick (Kate) Bailey, Abbey (Darien) Haight, Torie (Steve) Crowley, Alexandra (Jarret Ward) Work, Isabelle Bailey, Kali (Thomas) Calhoun-Mullen, Grace Pierce, Emily Pierce, Connor Whitney, Brayden Lavery and Brynn Lavery; and her cherished great-grandchildren, Anna and Kallen Crowley, Peyton Scott and Luxton Haight. Sheila is also survived by her siblings, Gary (Judy) Stewart, Glenn (Traci) Stewart, Gene (Ginger) Stewart, George (Cindy) Stewart, Carrie Kisko and Michelle Faes; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; in-laws, Eugene and Fran Bailey; one sister, Valerie Stewart; and two brothers, Greg and Grant Stewart.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (July 8, 2023) at the Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 51 S. Main St., Portville, at which time a memorial service will begin. Private burial services will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.guentherfh.com.