Clara Kathleen Bailey

Clara Kathleen Bailey

Clara Kathleen Bailey, 90, of Monticello, passed away August 29, 2020, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

She was born March 11, 1930, in Collins (Drew County) to the late L.E. Donham and Mattie Devine Donham.

She was the widow of William J. “Bill” Bailey and a member of First Baptist Church. Clara was the owner of Bill & Clara’s Beauty Shop with her brother Billy for over 50 years. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her siblings, Willie Donham Cruce, Ruby Donham Myhand, Calvin Donham, Charlie Donham, Christine (Tina) Donham Gardner, twins Doris Donham Tucker and Morris Donham, and Billy Donham.

Survivors include her nieces, Brenda Lipton, Bonnie Ellis and husband Robert, Doris Donham and Karen Caldwell and husband Jason all of Monticello; one nephew, Rickie Donham of Monticello; along with numerous great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 4, at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Family visitation adhering to Covid-19 guidelines will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.