INDIANAPOLIS — Jean Marks Bail, 92, of Indianapolis (Hamilton County), formerly of Elkhart and Goshen, passed away peacefully June 2, 2019.
She was born in Plymouth, Marshall County, Sept. 15, 1926, daughter of Harold L. Marks Sr. and Louise Hoham Marks.
Jean received her business degree from IU School of Business and two master of education degrees.
Competitive ballroom dancing was a passion of Jean’s.
Other hobbies Jean enjoyed were sewing, knitting, cross stitch and embroidery. She wrote stories of her life which will be published, listened to the entire Bible twice, attended church regularly, worked Jigsaw puzzles, and listened to books on tape.
After retiring from teaching, Jean volunteered at an art museum, giving tours to school children and making friends with whom she traveled all over the world, visiting some places that are not accessible today.
Exercise was an important part of Jean’s life. She attended classes at prime life enrichment center the week before she entered the hospital. She was always an avid walker, and she had also enjoyed bike riding.
Jean lived in and maintained her own home and cared for her precious English cream retriever, Honey. Before that she spoiled her two golden retrievers, Flora AND Lilly, who were named after her grandmothers. Her first golden retriever, Mitzi, was named after dancer Mitzi Gainer. Jean was often seen walking her dogs.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents and an infant grandson.
Survivors include her children, Kelsey (Barbara) Bail, Loraine (Ron) Troyer, Linda (Mark) Bail Keen and Tracey Bail; 10 granchildren; eight great- children; and brother Harold Marks Jr.
Visitation for family and friends was Thursday, June 6, from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St. The funeral service followed at 3 p.m.
Burial was at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, in Oaklawn Cemeteray, North Manchester.
Bussell Family Funerals, Westfield-Carmel assisted the family in arrangements.