Jack L. Bailey, age 97, Mound City, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Miami County Medical Center. Jack was born February 19, 1921 in Kansas City, Kansas to Ralph G. and Capitola (Higbee) Bailey. He graduated from Wyandotte High School. On July 9, 1942, Jack married Anna Chamblin at Leavenworth, Kansas. 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, KS. 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 eleven great-grandchildren.
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Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until service time. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Kansas. 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 www.schneiderfuneral.com.