Lucille (Shumway) Bailey, 101 of Wellsboro, passed away Wednesday January 11, 2023 at UPMC Soldiers and Sailors in Wellsboro. She was born May 23, 1921 at home in Wellsboro, to Ross and Fannie (Bellinger) Shumway. She graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1939, and the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in 1942. Lucille worked for more than forty years as an RN at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, many of them as the nursing supervisor. Lucille was a lifelong resident of Wellsboro and had a love of animals that was unsurpassed, she would take in any stray that needed her. She was an avid reader and thoroughly enjoyed her cats.
Lucille is survived by her son: James (Agnes) Bailey of Wellsboro; a daughter: Judy (Gordon) Jones of Canton, MI; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a niece: Barb (Ron) Weller of Wellsboro; a nephew: Tom (Cindy) Davies, Jr. of Washington; and her faithful cats: Hobo, Big Eyes, and Fuzzy. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother: Waldo Shumway, and a sister: Dorothy Davies.
Her family has entrusted her arrangements to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA 16901, and in accordance with her wishes there will be no funeral. She will be interred in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in her memory are encouraged to remember the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary 725 Gee Rd, Tioga, PA 16946. To share a memory or condolence with her family visit www.tusseymosher.com.