A memorial service for Steffi G. Bailie who died January 10, 2023, will be held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 515 S. Liberty Street, Waynesboro, Georgia on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11:00 AM with The Reverend Kit Brinson and The Reverend Larry Jesion, celebrants, with interment in the memorial garden. A reception will follow the service in the church parish hall.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Waynesboro, Georgia.
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Evans, GA - Steffi Gottschalk Bailie passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at her home at Brandon Wilde in Evans, Georgia. She was the wife of Dr. Robert Courtney Bailie III (deceased), the daughter of Meta Conradt Gottschalk (deceased) of Atlanta and Dr. Erich Gottschalk (deceased) of Berlin, Germany. She had one sister, Evelyn Gottschalk (deceased) of Atlanta.
Mrs. Bailie is survived by her daughter, Janice Bailie Packard of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and her son, Robert Courtney Bailie IV “Robin” (Kathleen) of North Augusta, SC. She is also survived by her two granddaughters, Whitney P. Jaeger of Clifton, Virginia, and Kelly L. Basnight (Harry) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and two great grandchildren Parker McKenzie Basnight and Taylor Grace Basnight of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Mrs. Bailie went to nursing school in Manchester, England. She met her future husband while in England. They were married at Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Augusta after Steffi came to the U.S. following WWII.
Mrs. Bailie was a registered nurse who had a long career in the health field in the local area. She worked at University Hospital, Continental Can Company, and the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta as well as at Burke County Hospital in Waynesboro. Upon her retirement from nursing Mrs. Bailie proudly served on the Burke County Hospital Board when the hospital underwent a major expansion, redesign, and renovation.
Steffi and her husband, Bob (Dr. Robert C. Bailie), lived in Waynesboro, Georgia for over 45 years before retiring and moving to Brandon Wilde in Evans, Georgia. Mrs. Bailie was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Waynesboro where she served in various capacities of the Episcopal Church Women as well as the altar guild. She also served as a Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout Den leader, and was a member of the Waynesboro Garden Club and the Augusta Opera Board. Mrs. Bailie especially loved her experience as a volunteer at Waynesboro Elementary School where she taught German to an enthusiastic and receptive kindergarten class.