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Published Feb. 13, 2019

 Jack L. Bailey, age 97, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Miami County Medical Center. Jack was born Feb. 19, 1921, in Kansas City, Kan., to Ralph G. and Capitola (Higbee) Bailey. He graduated from Wyandotte High School.

On July 9, 1942, Jack married Anna Chamblin at Leavenworth, Kan. She preceded him in death on April 3, 2005.

Jack worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for over 30 years. He started out shoveling coal to power the steam engines and worked his way up to engineer.

 In 1991, Jack and Anna moved to Mound City from Tonganoxie, Kan. Jack was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Jack was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert A. and Ralph Bailey.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, William "Bill" and Sheila M.Bailey, and Ralph and Karen L. Bailey; one daughter and her husband, Dianna and Leon Mecham; six grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Kan.

The family suggests contributions to Concern, Inc., in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Friends and family may leave online condolences at



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