Estella Elizabeth Bail

Estella Elizabeth Bail, age 95, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 1:50 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14 at the First United Methodist Church in St. Elmo. There will be a one-hour viewing prior to the service. Pastor Dan Laack will be officiating. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in St. Elmo, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5- 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the First United Methodist Church in St. Elmo, Illinois. Memorials may go to the Youth Camp Fund at the First United Methodist Church, Wounded Warriors or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Elizabeth was born on November 20, 1922 in Sefton Township, Illinois the daughter of James K. and Alta C. (Carson) Bolds. She married Dewey Martin Bail on July 22, 1940 in St. Charles, Missouri. She enjoyed going to flea markets, auctions and was an avid reader. Elizabeth and Dewey owned and operated Bail’s Timberline Campground and Lake. She spent most of her time working and loved spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her son, David Bail (wife Sue) of Temecula, California; daughter, Leatha Newberry (husband Dee) of St. Elmo; son-in-law, Patrick Leach of St. Elmo; two sisters, Margaret Mennerick of St. Charles and Patsy Payne (husband Steve) of Caldwell, TX; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, with one on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Alta Bolds; husband, Dewey Bail; daughter, Judy Leach; brother, Warren Bolds; sister, Kathryn Militello.

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