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Bette J. (Johanning) Bailey, 82, of New Hope, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at her home.

She was born Jan. 9, 1932 in Hubbard County to William and Minnie Johanning. She attended rural school at the Doran school in Hubbard County. She graduated from Park Rapids High School.

She worked in California and in the Twin Cities, before getting married to Deone "Don" Bailey. She has resided in the Twin City area since.

She is survived by her son, Michael of New Hope; sister, Eleanor Blanchard, of Menahga, formerly of Park Rapids; sister-in-law, Anna Johanning of Pine River; and nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Deone "Don" Bailey; daughter, Kelli; brother, James "Bud" Johanning; and brother-in-law, Virgil Blanchard.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel at 3888 West Broadway, Robbinsdale, also one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday, July 18 at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel.

Private Interment: Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapels, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 763-537-4511. Online condolences may be left at