Bailey Nicole Witzel

August 21, 1995 ‒ May 21, 2015

Marion, Ohio

Bailey Nicole “Bay” Witzel, age 19, of Marion, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, May 21, 2015.

On August 21, 1995, Bailey was born in Marion, Ohio, the youngest of three children of Bobbi (May) Blanton and Jerry Witzel.  She proudly graduated from Rushmore Academy in 2014.

Bailey was a very loving and compassionate person, always seeing the best in everyone, who loved life.  She loved to listen to music all day every day, camping, drag racing with her family in LaRue, and hanging out with her friends, nephew and precious daughter.

Recently, Bailey found peace and comfort attending Mayes Community Temple Church.

She will be dearly missed by her 18 month old daughter, Faith; her mother, Bobbi Blanton of Marion; her father, Jerry Witzel of Cardington; two siblings: Brittany May of Marion, and Ty (Kerianne) Witzel of Cardington; her grandparents: Robert May of Marysville, Diana May of Mt. Victory, and Stan Witzel of Marion; a special nephew, Brayden Witzel; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Janice Witzel; and by her great-grandparents: Howard May and Helen May, Herbert and Geneva Witzel, and Earl and Irene Fleming.

Her family will greet friends from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday, May 29th, at the Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, 347 W. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring her life will also be held there at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with Pastor Joel Fetter officiating.  Burial will follow in Windfall Cemetery in Cardington.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses, which can be made through this link:

Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, a division of Snyder Funeral Homes, is honored to have been chosen to serve Bailey’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • My name is todd and i knew bailey, she was a sweet kind and innocent gitl who was led down the wrong path bu the wrong people, and they know who they are. When ever she sren me no matter what was goin on in her life she was always smiling, along with her beautiful eyes bailey always stood out amoungst her peers. She will be terribly missed by many and now loved loved by the one and only who can comfort her thru her next journey. have a great new life sorry this one sucked!

  • I knew bailey she and her mom bobbi lived on Bennett st. just across the road from me she was a sweetheart you will be missed and bobbi prayers for your loss RIP BAILEY

  • I never knew her but she sure was a beautiful girl..I never knew I could cry so hard for someone I never knew,,RIP BAILEY ,,prayers for your family,, I’m so sorry fly baby girl fly high.

  • I love you so much sis everyday seem to get harder I wanted so much better for you but I kno your no longer in pain me an Raedyn love you I’ll make sure your nephew knows you my heart an life will never be the same fly high sissy an watch over us all until we meet again my baby

  • My sister was a loving person full of life never judged a soul a wonderful mother sister daughter an aunt she will forever live in our heart’s my son never will get to meet his aunt but will sure no she loved him I use to call her jus to talk about my pregnancy an ask silly question I wish I could pick up the phone an call her as we speak tomorrow is never promised an the good do die young my heart hurts my life or any of my family’s will never be the same rip bailey

  • I went to school with her she was a great girl and a great friend she will be miss by Many so fly high baby girl your faiths guardian angel love you girl r.I.p

  • Another life, a precious woman, snatched away from her family and friends way too soon. Her tragedy has affected me deeply and I have never met this beautiful young lady. Her body is gone but her soul remains forever. I pray her soul is with our Father in heaven. I send the most sincere prayers to Jesus for those left behind to find effective methods of grieving. I’m so very sorry another life has been claimed by this addiction. I’m praying for peace and love to be felt by all in this intense sadness. Much love, Rachel

  • I knew Bailey back in 5th grade before all the major changes or issues she was smiling then and even feeling crap inside she always had a smile on her face I will never forgt the memories even when we drifted away… she had a big heart she was always there for her friends RIP bailey we will miss you.

  • I didn’t know her at all. Or her family. But my heart is with u all. Dear lord jesus please let that girls daughter and her family b surrounded by u love in this time of sorrow. And please give ur new angel the most beautiful set of wings u have ever created. Let her always b with her daughter in spirit and help her family help her know her mother. Let her family bask in ur grace and let them find peace in u. Thank u lord. Amen

  • i am so sorry bobbi my heart goes out to u i will pray for u and all ur family .i ll pray for her daughter ,i hope god stands with u all in ur time of sorrow.

  • I didn’t know Bailey personal but I met her talk to her about so much in the county together, she had a beautiful heart she was struggling suffering hurt full of pain but I knew she love her child very much…. she just had a very serious scary disease. My Prayers & love go out to her family her child, I wished that I had means to try to help her but im my self is/was & will always be a recovering addict my self….I love You Bailey deep down, you are sadly missed but you will never be forgotton…..R.I.P beautiful….

  • hi bailey i know we have only met twice and set down and talked about our lifes and our childs life and how beautiful my 5 kids are and how beautiful your daughter is i really am sorry we didnt get to know each other better but it was nice getting to know you and nice meeting you to, you are very pretty girl wish you was here so we could talk some more i miss the time we had together bailey you are lovely person and very strong to. just know that if you was still here i would only be one call away. miss you girl and sorry about your familys lost you was a good friend Rip baby girl your with the angels now so fly high this is really sad.

  • I didnt know Bailey but wanna give my condolences to the family from the pictures I could see was a beautiful girl and has such a beautiful daughter. She will be missed fly high baby girl and look over your daughter and the rest of the family as your in gods hands now be a guardian angel from heaven above, To the family Im so sorry for your loss.

  • I hadn’t known Bay for long but she was a young beautiful sweet girl. I’m really at a loss for words I can’t believe this happened she was so young she hadnt gotten to live life to the fullest yet but I know God gained a beautiful sweet angel. My heart and prayers go out to you Bobbi along with the rest of her family. Fly high babygirl RIP

  • Bailey you were a beautiful young woman that lost her way..Your struggles are over sweet baby and your finally free so go fly high with the angels