Mary Susan Bailey


    Mary Susan (Fritz) Bailey of Leasburg, Missouri was born in Columbia, Missouri on October 18, 1961 to Virgil H. and Opal P. (Crow) Fritz and passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the age of 59 years.


    She grew up and attended and graduated from Sullivan High School, Class of 1980. Mary then went on to attend East Central College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
    While raising her three children she worked as a housekeeper for local motels, as well as Casey’s General Store in Cuba, Missouri, for many years. In fact, Mary was employed by Casey’s all the way up until her illness in 2019.
    On March 6, 1999 Mary married Michael Bailey.
    Mary loved fishing, camping and road trips. She also enjoyed playing games, such as Yahtzee, Spades and many others.
    She was preceded in death by two of her grandchildren, Summer Miller and Killian Miller; parents, Virgil and Opal Fritz; one sister, Bertha Jamison; and one brother, Riley Fritz; and three infant brothers.
    She is survived by her husband, Michael Bailey of Leasburg, Missouri; three children, Larry Zieres of Leasburg, Missouri, Kristy Miller of Cuba, Missouri and Tim Miller and fianceé Tera Vaughn of Leasburg, Missouri; six grandchildren, Luke West, Aurora Cramer, Phoenix Cramer, Brian Zieres, Hunter Zieres and Lucas Vaughn; three sisters, Patty Fritz of St. Louis, Missouri, Virginia Templeton of Edgar Springs, Missouri and Dianne Schlaitzer and husband Russell of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Rick Fritz of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 15, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at noon on Monday, March 15, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Tina Lawrence officiating.
    Interment followed in the Bourbon Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, Missouri.