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Vivian Ailene Wake, 75 – Passed October 5, 2018

Vivian Ailene Wake, 75, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on October 5, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

She was born on September 7, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Everett and Maudie (Creech) Stacy.

Ailene is going to be missed by many; when anyone needed anything she would go out of her way to help, no matter what it was. She loved spending time with her family, her kids and grandkids, talking, holding and hugging; you never left her house without an “I love you” by her. She could always be found on the front porch swing watching hummingbirds or in the house holding one of the dogs, Rucus, Mikie or Charlie, or her cat, Spunky. She loved her animals and they are going to miss her. She enjoyed planting flowers and many varieties, but the moss roses were her favorite. She loved going camping and, of course, fishing was always part of a good camping trip. Another pastime of hers was yard sales and auctions; she has a very large collection of Indians, which most of it came from the sales. The fun part of the auctions and yard sales was, whether you had money or not, it was fun to go look at what was there. She not only loved going to yard sales, but she loved having them also; she would often buy at an auction to have a yard sale.

Ailene loved Jesus and reading His Word and she was very active at Mtn. Grove Full Gospel Church. She played the bass guitar and loved singing specials like “What a Day That Will Be” and “They’re Holding Up the Ladder.” Singing those songs will never be the same and the family will really miss hearing it. She was president of the Women’s Auxiliary. Her death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but her love will leave memories no one can steal.

Ailene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Otha Wake; one brother, Marvin T. Stacy; three sisters, Sandra Rich, Flora L. Wiehe and Correan E. Wake; a son, James Edward Bayless; and two grandsons, Kenneth James Bayless and Michael Ray Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Debbie (Danny) Johnson of Cabool, Sherri Bayless of Cabool, Chris (Stary) Bayless of Theodosia, Missouri, Melissa (Jeff) Crites of Cabool, and Kenny (Diane) Bayless of Cabool; her ex-husband, Jim Bayless of Cabool; one sister, Barbara Loughridge of Willow Springs, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the funeral chapel with Scott Tooley officiating. Pallbearers were Nathaniel Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Dakota Crites, Dominic Bayless, Mike Smith and Chivas Starr. Interment was in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery in Pomona, Missouri, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at