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Ocelia M. Bailey-Conklin

February 6, 1923 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Ocelia Bailey-Conklin Obituary


Ocelia Marie Bailey- Conklin 100, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 6:30 P.M. Monday, February 5, 2024 at her residence.

She was born on February 6, 1923 in Tracy, Indiana, the daughter of Ocel and Cecile (Smith) Emigh. On June 10, 1939 in Monticello, Indiana, she married Carl Hostetler. He preceded her in death on September 10, 1972. On June 21, 1975 in Donaldson, Indiana, she married Ralph F. Bailey and spent many wonderful years with him before he passed away on January 18, 1998. She later married LeRoy Conklin on August 23, 2003 and he preceded her in death on March 2, 2008.

Ocelia was a beautician, who for many years owned and operated her own beauty salon. She had been active in First Presbyterian Church, now Community Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder and Moderator as well as belonging to the Presbyterians Women’s Association. She had been an active member of R.S.V.P and enjoyed attending the Senior Center where she won the title of “Queen” for the Senior Prom. In her leisure time, she enjoyed camping, playing cards with her family, crocheting, especially making blankets and slippers for everyone, and was someone who never knew a stranger.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews and a goddaughter. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Huber, brother, Eugene Emigh and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 12, 2024 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Presbyterian Church or to R.S.V.P. Online condolences may be expressed at

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February 12, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home
1101 Jefferson Street
Rochester, IN 46975

Funeral Service
February 12, 2024

2:00 PM
Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home
1101 Jefferson Street
Rochester, IN 46975


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