The Times West Virginian


July 2, 2014

Alma Morrone Bailis

Alma Anita (Berdine) Morrone Bailis, age 77, died Friday (June 27, 2014) after a short illness.

Born in Four States, she had lived in Canton, Ohio, since 1968.

Alma was a 1955 graduate of East Fairmont High School and was retired from the C.I. Division of the Internal Revenue Service. She was a member of the North Canton Eagles.

She is survived by her husband, James R. Bailis of the home; two daughters, Cathie A. Morrone of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Kimberly A. Stephenson of Plain Township, Ohio; two sons, Joseph Morrone Jr. of Fairmont and Michael A. Morrone of Canton, Ohio; two granddaughters, Amber M. Roessner and Brittney Morrone; two great-grandchildren, Alyvia Hope and Kaylee Elizabeth Trissel; two stepchildren, Tawnia Kitson and James Jr. (Carrie) Bailis of Canton, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Dottie and Jim DeWitt of San Diego, California; brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Shirley Berdine of Wallace; and two half-sisters, Susan Moffatt of San Diego, California, and Sandi McKaskill of Sun Rise, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph P. Morrone; parents, James and Alma Berdine; and two sisters, Elsie P. Prince and Wanda E. Dick.

Graveside service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Fairmont, with Father Rokia Dass officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Lamiell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to

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