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Vanessa Jean Bailey

Vanessa Jean Bailey, age 56, of Eaton, OH passed away Friday, May 28, 2021 near Brookville, IN as the result of a motor vehicle accident.  She was born April 15, 1965 in Dayton, OH to Charles and Myrtle Thompson.  She graduated from Dixie High School in 1983 and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Wright State University with a degree in psychology.  She worked in social work for the last 30 years and spent the last seven years working for the Recovery and Wellness as a substance abuse and mental health therapist. She was devout Christian and attended regularly and served at the Christian Life Center in Dayton.  She is survived by her husband of four years, Ronald L. Bailey of Eaton; parents Charles A. and Myrtle Thompson of Crab Orchard, KY; daughter Rachael (Andrew) Young of Vandalia, OH; sons Kenneth (Tessa) Howe of Dayton, OH and Connor Howe of Xenia, OH; grandsons Aaron Young and Nathan Young both of Vandalia, OH; brother Charles R. Thompson of Kentucky; sisters Valerie Thompson of Somerset, KY and Beverly (Ron) Rohrer of Kiawah Island, South Carolina; stepchildren: Heather McKee of West Alexandria, OH, Ronald R. (Leanne) Bailey of Eaton, OH and Savannah Bailey of Dayton, OH; step-grandchildren: Connor, Owen, Valyn, Jack, Audrey and Jameson; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH.  Burial will be at Trissel Cemetery in New Lebanon, OH.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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I just learned of Vanessa's passing. Ron, Rachael, Ken, Conner and family , I'm so sorry for your loss! I use to love to listen to her sing in church, she was blessed with such a beautiful voice, I'm sure she is singing with the angels now!

Raymond Arriola Mar 6 2022 6:33 AM

I cant believe its true vanessa helped me in so many ways and i want to pray for her family and friends because i know that this hit. me hard

Krystal Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM

I recently learned of Vanessas passing, and wanted to share a couple thoughts. I only knew Vanessa professionally, working with her through Recovery and Wellness Center. I could tell Vanessa truly loved her work both in recovery and in teaching. Vanessa was involved in teaching a segment of Critical Incident Training, CIT for first responders on Emotional Survival for First Responders. Vanessa shared her personal experience with family in law enforcement. What she spoke about I connected with at different times of my 30 years of Law Enforment experience. I once told her I could add to her research once I was retired. Im certain Vanessa is greatly missed by her coworkers, the people she helped & treated, and we all will have lost the amazing things that she had left in her to share and heal. Lt. David M. Sizemore Eaton Police Divison

David Sep 9 2021 12:00 AM

Vanessa was truly a good person. She helped me through some dark times in my life. For that I will be forever grateful. It sometimes seems unfair that God takes a real blessing from us but it seems he needed her closer by his side. Thank you Vanessa for everything you did in the short time we were blessed to know and have you. Go rest high on that mountain. God bless.

Joshua Knabe Jul 11 2021 12:00 AM

My condolence to Ron and children. Praying for all of you! Lisa Rust Noe

Lisa Noe Jun 5 2021 12:00 AM

You will be missed.

Jay Garrett Jun 2 2021 12:00 AM

Ron, my heart goes out to you and Vanessas family. I will be thinking of you all on Thursday. It was an honor to be able to help you and Vanessa on such a terrible day. May GOD Bless you, Vanessa and your families during the hard days ahead and bring you peace. Rick

Rick Gill Jun 2 2021 12:00 AM

Ron, It was my pleasure and honor to fly you and Vanessa to Charlevoix for a vacation. I will always remember how happy you two were, such a loving couple. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, always!

Tom and Valerie Nagel Jun 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vanessa Bailey

Tom and Valerie Nagel Jun 2 2021 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to the family... Vanessa was an amazing person who got me through a lot in the last 5 years with just her kindness...I'm definitely going to miss her

Teri Petry Jun 2 2021 12:00 AM

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