Sandra Jean Guerrini Bayless, 82, of Thorntown, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family Tuesday. She was born December 23, 1939 in Indianapolis to Antonio and Mercedes Guiliani Guerrini.

She married Franklin ‘Gene’ Bayless Nov. 22, 1962 in Indianapolis. Their children are Maria (John) Flora of Thorntown, Kerstan (Kimberly) Bayless of Peru, IN, and Raphael ‘Raph’ (Deb) Bayless of Brownsburg.

Other survivors include eleven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four great grandchildren, her sister Tina (Dan) Myers of Indianapolis, and nephews and nieces, her Thorntown Public Library book club friends and her oldest friend Sandra Alwine.
Preceding her in death were her parents and sisters, Leonora (Mauro) Agnelneri and Marian (Victor) Mussio.

She graduated from Southport High School and from Indiana Business College. She worked many years as a medical transcriptionist at Witham Hospital in Lebanon and St. Claire Hospital in Crawfordsville.

Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Aug. 22, in Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, IN. A rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. Funeral mass will be at noon in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 319 E. South St., Lebanon. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Lebanon.

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