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Leah Prior Bailey

Age 89 of Portsmouth passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018. She was born March 14, 1929 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Floyd and Winford (Jones) Prior. Leah was a former Deputy Clerk at the Scioto Co. Treasurer’s Office, a graduate of Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth Interstate Business College, and had worked at the West End Shoe Store. She loved to attend and watch Ice Skating and Automobile Races.  Leah was a devoted mother and loved by many.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Jennifer) Bailey of Rosemount; grandchildren, Lauren Bailey and Joshua Bailey; half-brother, David Prior; half- sister, Rebecca (David) Howard; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lowell Prior.

Services will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in New Boston with a private burial at a later date.  Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

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