“Granny” Margaret June (Bailey) Underwood, age 83 daughter of John and Virgie (White) Bailey was born June 4, 1930 in Crumpler, West Virginia. She passed away on March 16, 2014 at Life Care Center, Waynesville, Missouri.
Visitation will be Thursday March 20th, from 6-8 PM in the Evans Funeral Home with
services Friday March 21st, at 10 AM in the Soldiers Memorial Chapel, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Minister Steve Spencer will officiate with burial in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
She moved to Rock, West Virginia with her family and there she met James Underwood. They were married on December 22, 1949 and to this union 6 children were born, Rebecca, David, Elaine, Danny and twin boys who died shortly after birth.
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, two brothers, her twin sons, and a twin granddaughter at birth.
She is survived by her husband James of Evening Shade, MO, children: Rebecca Bruce (Kenny) of Kansas City, MO, David Underwood (Debbie) of Evening Shade, MO, Elaine Zulkosky (Jim) of Crocker, MO, and Danny Underwood of Success, MO; 9 grandchildren: Carmen Smith, Kendell Bruce, Tony Bruce, Barbara Bruce, Karen Spencer, John Underwood, Robert Zulkosky, Jennifer Connell, and Monica Underwood; 15 great grandchildren, 3 great great-grandchildren; one sister Johnna Gregory of Mt. Airy, MD. She also leaves behind a longtime dear friend Rose Ann Brill, she was a friend made many years ago while they were Army wives and remained close throughout the years. She visited her daily while in Life Care Center.
Granny, as Margaret loved to be called, was happiest when her children and grandchildren were around and when James was happy!
Granny loved the outdoors and enjoyed flowerbeds and gardening. She was very creative, painting, either pictures or on objects as decorative works of art. She enjoyed doing crafts to be given to friends and family. Her creativity was also tasted in the kitchen too. She would try anything unusual or unique and then let the family try it. What fun that was to see what Granny had cooked up for the day!
She attended several Red Hat meetings and was a lifelong member of the Ladies VFW. She cooked and served many meals at the Roby VFW while it was still active.
Granny was a special lady. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and friend. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.