Doris Hamil Bailey peacefully passed away at The Oaks at Pleasant Gap, PA on December 25, 2022. Doris was born August 22, 1929 in Knobsville, PA to the late John C. (Jake) and Leota (Divens) Hamil. She lived her childhood in McConnellsburg, PA graduating from McConnellsburg High School where she was a member of the cheerleader squad and was on the girl's basketball team. She graduated from Thompson Business College in Harrisburg, PA with a degree as a Medical Assistant/Secretary. On August 26, 1950, she married the late Donald E. Bailey at McConnellsburg Lutheran Church.
After working for a urologist in Harrisburg, Doris and her husband moved to Spokane, WA, and then Cupertino, CA. Missing their families, they moved back east and settled in State College, PA in 1987. Doris was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church serving on many committees including the Norma Circle and as President of the Women of Grace. She served as President of the HRB-Singer Women's Group, and was a member of Alpha Iota Sorority, Eastern Star, Town & Gown Ballroom and Centre Squares dance groups. Her favorite joys were her family, friends, church, volunteering, sewing, dancing, traveling, camping, shopping, and watching Penn State football.
Doris was a devoted sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She worked in many medical offices including as office manager for the orthopedic group of Sevick, Roberts & Yoder. Volunteering at the Centre Volunteers in Medicine the first year of their existence and in The Oaks of Pleasant Gap store filled her time after retirement. Doris has been living the last four years at The Oaks.
Doris is survived by three daughters, Debra Palmer (Dave) of Ridgefield, WA, Diane Servello (Ron) of Port Matilda, PA, and Carol Coley (Ron Boucher) of Salem, OR. She has two granddaughters, Amy Jensen (Josh) of Beaver Creek, OR, and Jenica Palmer of Ridgefield, WA; two grandsons, Austin Coley (Megan Anderson) of Oregon City, OR, and Justin Amendola (Sara-Ann) of Palo Alto, CA; and seven great-grandsons, Terrence, Ryker, Hudson, Oliver Jensen, Xzavier Phillips (Palmer), Logan Anderson, and Cash Amendola. Her brother, William Hamil (Liz) preceded her in death on August 31, 2022.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at Grace Lutheran Church, 205 South Garner Street, State College. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Scott Schul and Pastor Carolyn Hetrick officiating.
Interment will be at Centre County Memorial Park, 1032 Benner Pike, State College following the service.
Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Grace Lutheran Church, 205 South Garner Street, State College, PA 16801 or to Centre Volunteers in Medicine, C/O Cheryl Jo White, 2520 Green Tech Drive, Suite D, State College, PA 16803.