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Bailey Elisabeth Smith

Bailey Elisabeth Smith, 12, was released to the care of angels from her Mother's arms on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in her room at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.


Bailey was born September 26, 1997 in Richmond to Jennifer Bailey. She faced countless challenges throughout her life, living far beyond any medical expectation to become an inspiration to anyone fortunate enough to have her life touch theirs.


Bailey will be missed by her mom, Jennifer Bailey (Tony); big brother, Alex Smith; big sisters, Delanie Russell and Kallie Mae Russell; maternal grandparents, Bill and Debbie Bailey; maternal great-grandmother, Bertha Blankenship; maternal great-grandfather, Clarence Bailey; aunts, Amy Quante (Trevor) and Erin Bailey (Alan); paternal grandparents, Mike and Carol Smith; several other aunts, uncles, cousins, many loving caregivers and friends and her father, Steve Smith.


Bailey was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfather, Ralph Blankenship; maternal great-grandmother, Frances Bailey; paternal great-grandparents, Gay and Harold Smith and her great-uncle, Ross Blankenship.


Bailey will be lifted up in a ceremony conducted by Pastor Martin Holman at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 24, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.


Family and friends may gather Sunday, May 23, from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be sent to the Bailey Smith Memorial Ride, c/o Whitewater Valley Motorcycle Club, P.O. Box 2582, Richmond, IN 47375. This ride, which began as a benefit ride for Bailey, was previously scheduled for July 11 and will continue on that date as planned.


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Guestbook

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Liza Bates May 24 2010 12:00 AM

Jenny, I am truly sorry for your loss. You've been such a strong parent and advocate with Bailey. I will always remember her.

Denise Gray May 24 2010 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. We can't imagine losing a child but she is with God now and in a better place. Our prayers are with you.

Butch, Amy, Caitlin, Evan & Ethan Russell May 23 2010 12:00 AM

My heart is absolutely breaking for everyone. I cant even image the depth of sorrow that your family is going through. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you all.

Ramona Cook May 22 2010 12:00 AM

Our hearts and prayer are with you in your sorrow. But rest well, knowing that your little Angel is in a better world, and her life has inspired so many. She will always live in the hearts of those who loved her.

Mari Green May 22 2010 12:00 AM

Jenny, I am so sorry to hear about Bailey. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a beautiful girl. If you need anything please let me know.

Tammy Walters Kimbrell May 22 2010 12:00 AM

Steve, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. We are here for you if you need anything!

Charity & Todd Eblen May 22 2010 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you Jennifer. So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful angel she will be.

Andy & Natalie Laird May 21 2010 12:00 AM

Jenny I am so sorry for your loss of Bailey..My thought and prayers are with you and your family..

In Memory of Bailey Smith

I THOUGHT OF YOU WITH LOVE TODAY BUT THAT'S NOTHING NEW. I THOUGHT OF YOU YESTERDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT TOO. I OFTEN SPEAK YOUR NAME. NOW ALL I HAVE ARE THE MEMORIES AND A PICTURE IN A FRAME. YOUR MEMORY IS MY KEEPSAKE WITH WHICH I'LL NEVER PART. GOD HAS YOU IN HIS KEEPING AND I HAVE YOU IN MY HEART.

Lori (Toschlog) Roots May 21 2010 12:00 AM

Jenny, We are so sorry for your loss. She is at peace now and suffers no more. She is always with you in spirit and in all your glorious memories. Peace be with you and your entire family at this difficult time. Let us know if you need anything. Our prayers are with Bailey and all of you. Take care!

Jenny & Dave Doerflein May 21 2010 12:00 AM

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