Susan D. Bailey died in Marietta after a long and courageous battle against cancer on Nov. 14, 2012. She was born May 5, 1937, in Barnesville, Ohio, the only child of Rolland Alva and Ruth Peddicord Bailey. While she was young, Susan and her mother often traveled by train to visit family in Maine. All her life, she looked forward to the time spent among her many cousins at the Bailey reunion every fall. Susan was a graduate of Barnesvelle High School and Baldwin-Wallace College. She retired from Dayton City Schools where she taught English. Earlier in her life Susan had resided in New York City where she taught in the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine and worked in merchandising at Bonwit-Teller.