Wilta Irene Bailey, 83, of Corpus Christi, passed away Dec. 1, 2011.

She was born Jan. 25, 1928 in Manhattan, Kan. to Leonard and Alma Soldan.

Bailey was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jerry Bailey; and her husband, James Bailey.

She is survived by two sons, Roger (Martha) Bailey of San Angelo and Larry (Phyllis) Bailey of Mathis; brother, Lyle Soldan of Wichita, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Dec. 4, 2011 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 5, 2011 in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Delain Tully officiating.

Interment followed at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association, 8700 Crown Hill Blvd., Suite 803, San Antonio, Texas 78209.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home