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Merilee K. (Hooser) Bailey

May 23, 1959 ~ June 22, 2018 (age 59)

Merilee Kay Bailey was born May 23rd 1959 and passed away unexpectedly on June 22nd 2018. She was a lifelong resident of Barberton. 
She is survived be her son Joseph "Baby Roo" Bailey (Erika, soon to be first grandchild Jack Lee), husband Joe Bailey, brother Steven Hooser (Sue), sister Lisa Laughlin (Dale), mother Sally Hooser, nieces Nicole Laughlin (Jeremy, Julia), Ashley Koncz (Mark), Alex Hooser (Brett), Kelley Miller (Rob, Karsyn, Jayma), nephews Zachary Laughlin (Cindy, Annabelle), Daniel Hutchison, John Potter (Jen), close friends Elenor McGalliard and Jody Jenkins. She will also be forever remembered by her numerous cousins, extended family, and dear friends.
She is preceded in death by her father Claude Hooser, sister Claudia Hooser, and beloved pup Zeus.

"Ain't it funny how the time slips away
'Cause now I'm leavin' and I wish I could stay
People wonder why they don't get a chance
They wait for music but they don't get to dance
Mmm, well now I know when my work is through
I'm gonna be with you
So goodbye
Is only for now
'Cause I'm comin' back
I swear it somehow"

-Paul Stanley 

A celebration of Merilee's life will be held at The Tudor House, 655 Latham Lane New Franklin Ohio 44319, on Sunday July 1st, from 1 to 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit (330-825-8700)

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