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Darla Rae Bailey

May 13, 1941 - February 23, 2018
From: Sutherland, IA
Darla Rae Bailey

Darla Rae Bailey

Born: May 13, 1941
Died: February 23, 2018
Age: 76

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     Darla Rae Bailey, the daughter of Harold and Norma (Silberstein) Gottsch was born May 13, 1941, in Sutherland, Iowa, where she received her education, graduating from Sutherland High School.  Following high school, she attended a trade school in Omaha, Nebraska, to learn Airline Reservations.  Darla was a lifetime resident of Sutherland. 

   On October 21, 1961, Darla was united in marriage to Truel Bailey at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland.  She held various occupations throughout her life time.  She worked as a telephone operator through high school, as a school secretary for a few years, office manager for a telephone company until they closed, and lastly at Simonsen Iron Works for 22 years until her retirement.  Darla was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland.  She was a longtime charter member of a local women’s group, Century 3 Club.  She also helped organize the Labor Day parades for many years, and for 25 years it never rained on their parades.  Darla enjoyed camping, cooking and spending time with family.

      Darla passed away at the Pearl Valley Rehab and Nursing in Sutherland, Iowa, on February 23, 2018, at the age of 76.  She is preceded in death by her parents; and one brother-in-law, Bill Rohrbaugh.

      Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Truel of Sutherland; two sons:  Brian (Jami) of Sutherland, IA, and Greg (Janette) of Spokane, Washington; seven grandsons; one brother, Jim (Joann) Gottsch of Pocahontas, IA; two sisters:  Carolyn Rohrbaugh of Sutherland, IA, and Paula (Les) Westrem of Osage, IA; a step-mother, Dixie Gottsch of Pocahontas, IA; one step-sister, Keri (Mike) Heubrock of Aurelia, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 2, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland.
Pastor Leroy Riemer
Nick Pohlman
Matt Pohlman
Nathen Cunningham
Tim Rohrbaugh
John Haack
Seth Haack
Kevin Nelson

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Visitation will take place Thursday, March 1, at the Warner Funeral Home in Sutherland, beginning at 3:00 P.M., with family present 5-7:00 P.M.
"Borning Cry"
"In The Garden"
At a later date.


Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:08 PM
“We will definitely miss her, she was a great lady with lots of spirit and a very good sense of humor. We are so sorry for your loss”
- Jim and Carol Scott
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:07 PM
“to the family of Darla,
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Darla for many years at Simonsen Iron Works, and she was always so fun. Her smile was contagious. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Alene Peters
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:50 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are with you.”
- Linda Jungjohan
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 2:46 PM
“I will miss Darla's contagious laugh the most. Her smile reached all the way to sparkle in her eyes and she could wrap you in her arms and make you forget all your troubles, if just for a minute. Truel, Brian, Greg, Carolyn and everyone else in this wonderfully, goofy, fun-loving family - you have my sincere condolences at such a tremendous loss. Until we meet her again at His table at His invitation...all my love.”
- Rita Schau
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 9:54 AM
“God has called one of his bravest warriors home to serve in the Kingdom of Heaven. Thank you so much for allowing your son to serve in the Air Force. It has been a deep and cherished honor to serve with Greg and, through God's plan, get to know and love your family. Our condolences to the entire Bailey family. ”
- The VanDriel Family
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 8:51 AM
“Truel sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Julie and Jimmy Bendlin
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 2:45 PM
“Truel I was so sorry to hear of Darla's passing. My first thought was of her contagious laugh and huge smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Carol and Randy Kennedy
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10:13 AM
“Dear Bailey family, We have been thinking of all of you having lost a loved one. She, as well as your family, have had a special place in our heart and enjoyed the little visits along the way while being in Sutherland over the years. We extend our sincere sympathy and love from Betty and Curt”
- Betty and Curt Rehder
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 8:10 PM
“Truel, Brian and Greg, just wanted to tell you you are all in my thoughts. ”
- Paula Braunschweig
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 5:17 PM
“So sorry for your loss,her smile will be missed”
- Del &Denita Fassler
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 3:32 PM
“So sorry for your loss. May GOD be with you.”
- Vince and Jan McGee
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6:37 PM
“Truel and family. So sorry for your lost. Our prayers, thoughts, and love are with you all.
Love Norman and Theresa Linden ”
- Norman and Theresa Linden
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:20 AM
“For 52 years she was my loving Auntie Darla. We shared together a love for Avon’s red dishes,shoes,Fiesta Ware and she helped me pick out my first ruby ring at Royers in Cherokee. She holds the funny Jaymee “cag” story and it was her who showed Jaymee that not all macaroni and cheese comes from a box! These are just a few of our memories that I hold in my heart along with her. I will miss her deeply,until we meet again. Truel and family I send my love to you all, Traci.”
- Traci Nelson
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 8:04 AM
“Darla fought her battle and now she is in a peaceful place with our Father. Her smile and her laugh will be missed greatly. We all have to remember, she is only a thought away. Rest in Peace Darla. You deserve it.”
- Susan Reiter and Mike Stammer
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 8:04 AM
“So many great memories of this sweet lady whose smile and caring voice made you feel happy! She was a warrior and could make the best of any situation! Rest in peace sweet Darla! Your memories will keep us going til we meet again! Thoughts and prayers out to family and friends! ”
- Kathy Leonard
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 5:56 PM
“Truel and family,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your precious Darla. Many memories of growing up together as first cousins. At least her suffering and any pain is now over. She know because of her faith in Jesus that she is now enjoying the gliss and glory of heaven with all her relatives and Jesus. Am sure she is seeing my brother, Roger again. I am envious as she now sees Jesus face to face. Rhonda Westphal”
- Rhonda Westphal
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 5:55 PM
“So sorry for your loss, You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bruce & Donna”
- Bruce & Donna Berg
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 5:55 PM
“Truel and family, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Darla Rae. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you during this difficult time. Love, Hugh, Beth and family ”
- Hugh and Beth Warner
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 5:54 PM
“Darla always had a wonderful smile! She made the best of everything. She was very proud of her family and spoke of the often. She will be missed by all of her camping friends.”
- Rick and Barb Corey
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