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Debra Lynn Bailey

March 20, 1969 — February 12, 2023

Morrill, Kansas

Debra Lynn Bailey

Surrounded by her family, Debra Lynn Bailey, of Morrill, Kansas, passed away from cancer on February 12, 2023, at the age of 53.

Debra was born on March 20, 1969, to Harold Dean “PeeWee” Bauer and Carol Ann (Geiger) Bauer in Topeka, Kansas.  After moving to Fairview in 1978, Debra graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1987.  For several years after graduation, she enjoyed working at the Brown County Soil Conservation Service assisting area landowners.  Debra was united in marriage to Lafe Nolan Bailey on June 1, 1991, in Sabetha, Kansas.

Lafe and Debra purchased land adjacent to the Bailey ranch in 1993, where they built their home and raised their family.  Debra was devoted to her children, extended family, and the life that she and Lafe created.  Through example, she taught her four children the values of a strong work ethic, compassion, and the willingness to serve others first.  Her purpose was to gather family together to create a legacy that would span generations.

Debra was preceded in death by her father, Harold “PeeWee” Bauer, and her beloved uncle, Harlan Bauer.

Debra is survived by her husband of 32 years, Lafe Nolan Bailey; her four children, Landon (Andrea) Bailey and their children, Charlotte, Lennox, and expected baby, Grace (Micah) Allen, Ivy Bailey, and Eve Bailey; her mother, Carol (Geiger) Bauer; her sister, Christine Rosenberger; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the NorthRidge Church in Sabetha, Kansas.  A family visitation will be held on Friday evening, February 17, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the NorthRidge Church. A private interment will be held at the Albany Cemetery, north of Sabetha.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sabetha Community Hospital, Sabetha EMS, or donor’s choice sent in the care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, Kansas 66534. 


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