Cleva (Hoehle) Baird

Died: Tue., Feb. 18, 2014


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

10:30 AM Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

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Cleva LaMae Baird, age 92, of Wapello, died Tuesday afternoon, February 18, 2014, at the Wapello Nursing and Rehab Center.  The daughter of Wade Herbert and Elsie Augusta Welk Hoehle, she was born on December 8, 1921 in Wapello.  She married Fred Petriken in January of 1942.  The later divorced.  She later married Rex Baird and was later divorced.

Cleva graduated from Wapello High School in 1940.  She had previously lived in Muscatine and was the assistant manager at The Elms Restaurant and worked at other restaurants in the area.  In earlier years she was the manager for Clean Towel Service.  Later, when living back in Wapello, she worked at Patrick’s True Value for several years.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wapello and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Wapello.

She is survived by two daughters, Fonda (Jim) Thomas of Hayden, Idaho and Peggy L. Baird; a brother, Dean (Janice) Hoehle of Wapello; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Darrel Hoehle.

The funeral ceremony for Cleva Baird will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Rev. Pam Kranzler officiating.  Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery.  The family and friends may gather and visit the one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home and for a lunch at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall after the burial.

A memorial fund has been established for the benefit of the United Methodist Church.

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