Dewey M. Bail (94) of St. Elmo


Published on September 4 2012 10:20 am

Dewey M. Bail, 94, of St. Elmo passed away at 12:16 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2012 in Friendship Manor, St. Elmo, IL. Arraingements are handled by C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, IL.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home. St. Elmo with burial in Maplewood Cemetery with military rites by St. Elmo American Legion Post #420.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the funeral home, and also 1 hour before services, Wednesday. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Friendship Manor Activity Program or donors choice.

Dewey was born in Salem, IL. on April 8, 1918, the son of Cleve and Urena (Landacre) Bail, who passed when he very young. He was adopted by his uncle and aunt Selby and Florence Bail when he was in the 2nd grade.  He married E. Elizabeth Bolds in St. Charles, MO. on July 22, 1940, celebrating 72 years of marriage. And she survives.  He was owner of the Bail's Timberline Lake Campground since 1972, a WWII Navy Veteran, and a Boy Scout Leader for over 20 years in Roxana, IL.  He also worked for the State of Illinois Transportation Department for 11 years; Shell Oil Refinery, Roxana, IL for several years and then a security guard for 30 plus years at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL. Dewey was a member of the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo, IL.

Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Elizabeth of St. Elmo;  one son: David Michael (wife Sue) Bail of Temecula, California; two daughters: Judy Kay (husband Patrick) Leach of St. Elmo, Il and Leatha (husband Dee) Newberry of St. Elmo, IL. Six grandchildren: Chip (wife Kim) Wiegand, Corey (wife Vonda) Wiegand, Andy Leach, Lynnette (husband KC) White, Danielle (husband Tim) Johnson and Sam (wife Amy) Newberry and 14 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded death by his parents, adopted parents Selby and Florence Bail, brothers Charles and a baby brother in infancy, two sisters: Ruth Crowley and Mildred Bail.