Della Waddell

Died: Wed., Jun. 14, 2017


Graveside Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jun. 17, 2017
Location: Wapello Cemetery


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Della Irene Waddell, age 80, of rural Wapello, died Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.  The daughter of Guy and Blanche Bowdre Brown, she was born on March 10, 1937 in Toolesboro.  Della married Jack Waddell on Jun 30, 1964 in Oquawka, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on October 30, 1995.

Della was a homemaker and had worked at Louis Rich in West Liberty and at Heinz in Muscatine.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing, dancing, and costume celebrations.

Her family includes two sons, Rick Smith & Lisa McKee of Wapello and Dugan & Sheri Smith of Letts; a daughter, Sherry George of Wapello; twelve grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; three sons, Donald Brown, Jack ‘Sam’ Waddell, and Guy ‘Joe’ Smith; a granddaughter, Jessie Smith; a great grandson, Evan; and a sister, Claudine Stigge.

A graveside ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Wapello Cemetery with Pastor Dan Doolin and Lawrence Stigge officiating.

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Judy and Pete Beeding
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of Della' s death, what a life time of memories.

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