Ada “Jane” Patton Bailey, age 100 years old, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at her residence. Jane came from the early migration of Scot Irish to the area of Second Creek in Monroe County, WV. Her great-great grandparents were Robert and Jane Ramsey Patton from County Donegal, Ireland, who settled around 1778 near Second Creek. Born September 12, 1921 to John Nelson and Bessie Florence Parker Patton on the family farm at Monitor in Monroe County, WV. Jane was born and also died on her beloved land she purchased after the death of her parents. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Bailey, Jr. of Sinks Grove; one brother, Billy Patton of Sinks Grove; two sisters, Frances Patton Irons of Union, and Ethel Patton Purser of Athens, WV; two grandsons, Seamus Patrick O’Brien of Alderson, and Timothy Jason Bailey of Sinks Grove. Survivors include her children, Bill Bailey and wife Karen of Peterstown, WV, Frank Bailey III and wife Patti of Venice, FL, Frances Bailey O’Brien of Ronceverte, WV, Brenda Bailey Walker of Union, WV, Philip Bailey and Carolyn of Beaver, WV, and Richard Bailey of Sinks Grove, WV.
Jane married Frank H. Bailey, Jr. after WWII on October 28, 1945. Jane was a mother and housewife, but she was also a farmer and participated in all operations of farming a cow/calf herd and raising sheep, pigs, and chickens. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, and making crafts. She contributed her faith to prayer and the love of Christ for bringing her though many hard times. She was a lifelong member of the New Lebanon ARP Presbyterian Church. She loved her Church and all its members. Jane was a quiet and humble woman who accomplished many amazing feats in her life. She touched the lives of many, especially her children, 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren in a profound way and will forever be one of the biggest influences of their lives. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and many wonderful caretakers.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the New Lebanon ARP Church at Pickaway with Pastor David Deskins officiating. Burial will follow in New Lebanon Cemetery at Pickaway, WV. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service. Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers. The family suggests those planning on attending the services wear a mask and practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in honor of Jane’s memory to the New Lebanon ARP Church at Pickaway, WV. For those wishing to send the Bailey Family online condolences or would like to sign the online guestbook please visit www.groves-mann.com Arrangements by Groves-Mann Funeral Home in Union, WV.