The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

by Susan Galbraith, The Quill


Meet your neighbor, Gayle Bailey of Oquawka.

Gayle is a full time farm wife and mom. She with her family live in the Old Henderson County Farm east of Oquawka.

She was born in Burlington, Iowa and raised in Danville, Iowa, graduating from Danville High School in 1976.

She has been married to her farmer, Chuck, for almost 24 years.

They are the parents of Bekah (21) a junior at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Leah, (18) a freshman at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Kyle (16).

Gayle home schooled her family for the last 12 years.

Her parents are Bonnie and the late Darrell Walker.

She has two brothers, Marlin (Vanessa) and four children who live in Carbondale, Colorado; Damon (Carolin) and two sons that live in Hiawatha, Iowa; and one sister Elaine, (Bryan) and daughter who live in Burlington, Iowa.

Her favorite family vacation was going to Glacier, on to California and then stopping in Colorado.

Gayle loves being Chuck's wife and helping him on the farm, being a mom, and watching her children growing into young adults, who are following the Lord. She also enjoys being with friends and laughing with them.

Gayle says, "The older I get the more I realize I have a passion to encourage young moms to raise their children with biblical principles so when they grow up they can have an abundance of blessings."