Rose Marie Bailey

Rose Marie Bailey, 76, of 236 Janeway Street, Kane, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

Born November 22, 1942 in Olean, NY she was a daughter of the late William W. and Margaret E. (Bickel) Buchanan. She was a 1960 graduate of Limestone High School.

She was formerly married to Gerald Bailey who preceded her in death on June 16, 2009. She later married William Blum who also preceded her in death.

Rose had been employed at the Family Bargain Center, Bradford Hospital in the laundry department, YMCA, Howard Johnson's Hotel, and in the cafeteria at K-Mart in Allegany. 

She was a member of the Woman's Auxiliary at the American Legion and VFW.  

Surviving are three daughters, Teresa (Steve)  Morris, of Wellsville NY, Tina (the late Steve) Elderkin, of Kane, and Tanya (Travis)  Rhodes, of Chambersburg, one son, Jerry M. Blum, Sr., of Kane, four sisters, Regina Holly, of Seneca, Nancy Moreth, of Bradford, Sandra Buchanan, of Mt Jewett, and Barbara Montuori, of Bradford, two brothers, Leroy Buchanan, of Greensville NC,, and Carl "CJ" Buchanan, of Limestone, 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Green, one sister Judy Finland, and one brother William "Butch" Buchanan.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday May 28, 2019, from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Avenue, where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00pm with Rev. Gordon Coppersmith, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701

Online condolences may be made at



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I am sorry for your loss she was a good person and will be missed
— Tammy Braley


  • I am sorry for your loss she was a good person and will be missed

    — Tammy Braley