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6/1/2012Junella DenBurger
Junella (DenBurger) Bailey was born July 15, 1928, in Beacon, Iowa, the daughter of Bert and
Marie (Groenendyk) DenBurger.

She attended Knoxville High School and was a baton majorette. She also enjoyed summer
church camps during her childhood and during one church camp she sang backup vocals
for Billy Graham.

After high school, she lived all her life in Knoxville. JunellaJunella was a homemaker and
worked for a short time at Rolscreen in Pella. For 25 years she worked at Collins
Hospital as a nurse’s aide.

On October 19, 1949, at the Christian Church in Knoxville Junella and Harold Ray
Bailey was united in marriage. They shared over 20 years of marriage together and
were blessed with four children; Priscilla, Donald, Julie, and Jeff. Junella was
always very proud of her Dutch heritage and was a member of the First Baptist Church
of Knoxville.

Junella passed away Friday evening, June 1, 2012, at the Griffin Nursing Home of
Knoxville. She was 83 years of age, 10 months, and 17 days.

She is survived by four children: Priscilla Bishop and husband Roger, Donald Bailey
and wife Betty, Julie Petersen and husband Jim, and Jeff Bailey and wife Peggy all
of Knoxville; eight grandchildren Melodie Bishop, Angela Vande Kamp, and husband
Troy, Brian Bishop, and his wife Katie, Justin Petersen, Jacob Petersen, Joshua Petersen,
Jenny Petersen and Jamie Bailey; and three great-grandchildren Austin Bishop, Ben
Vande Kamp and Bailey Vande Kamp.

Junella is also survived by her sister Anna Mae Vande Kamp and husband Ed of Knoxville
and one sister-in-law Mary Louise Den Burger of Pleasantville.

Junella was preceded in death by her parents Bert and Marie and three brothers James
in infancy, Pete and Paul Den Burger.
Junella DenBurger
Visitation for Junella will be held from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June
5, 2012, at the Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville with Junella’s family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 6th also at the Winfield
Funeral Home with Pastor Brent Hanna officiating. Burial will follow services at
the Sand Ridge Cemetery near Tracy.

Memorials have been established for the Knoxville Fire and Rescue Department or Knoxville Hospice of Central Iowa.