Obituary: Tonya Kristine Bailey


BIG RAPIDS — Tonya Kristine Bailey, 25, of 19875 190th Ave., Big Rapids, died at 5:17 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids due to complications of an ear infection.

Tonya was born in Big Rapids on Sept. 6, 1985, to Harvey and Susan Bailey, also of Big Rapids.

She graduated from Big Rapids High School in 2005 and worked at the family business, the Pet Palace, until it closed in 2007. She has since worked at several positions at Menards until she passed away.

Tonya was a loving person in life as well as in death, as she donated her organs so others might live.

Surviving her are daughter, Liberty, age 3; parents, Harvey and Susan; brothers, Adam (Darla) Bailey of Big Rapids, Scott (Adrienne) Bailey of Pelham, Ala., and Mark Bailey of Carson City; sister, Ann (Loren) Frost of Midland, Texas; grandmother, Wave Irene Bailey of Reed City; uncles, aunts, two nieces and many cousins.

A memorial will be held at a later date, but friends may send condolences to the family at 19623 190th Ave., Big Rapids.