Mae Irene Crowder Bailey Ryan was born June 22, 1934. She was the third of twelve children to Leonard and Helen Crowder of Deepwater, Missouri. Mae was born in Osceola, Missouri and passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Golden Valley Hospital.
She graduated from Deepwater High School in 1953. In June of 1953 she married Bob Bailey. They had six children. In December of 1979 Mae married James Ryan.
Mae was a very hard worker. She worked all her life as she grew up working on the family farm milking cows and doing other farm work.
While married to Bob Bailey she worked at home raising her six children and also had several jobs outside of the home. She later went to work for Clearfield Cheese and then retired from Schreiber Foods.
She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Helen Crowder; brothers, Richard Lee Crowder and Gene Crowder; sons, David Bailey and Bobby Bailey and daughter, Bonnie Middlestat.
Mae is survived by three children, Mary Engeman and her husband David, William Bailey and Leonard (Archie) Bailey; five sisters, Opal Gordon, LaVerne Bailey, Jewel Bartley and husband Don, Barbara Chrisenberry and Connie Hehner and husband Wayne; four brothers, Frank Crowder, Robert (Buck) Crowder and Donna, Clifford Crowder and wife Helen, Herbert Crowder and Shirley, numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.