Obituaries

Cleo V. Wait

Feb 3, 2020
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Services:

11:00 AM Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo

Visitation:

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo

Cemetery:

Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo

Memorials:

to the family

Biography

Cleo Verline Wait, 92, of Waterloo, IA, died Monday, February 3, 2020, at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

 

She was born February 13, 1927, in Yukon, MO, the daughter of Jess and Alta Mae Boster Willhite. She graduated from Somersville (Missouri) High School in 1945.

 

She married Noel Wait in 1950 in Cedar Rapids, IA; he preceded her in death October 8, 1964. Later, Cleo began a relationship with her companion, Harry Aschbrenner.

 

She was a hostess for several years at Sunnyside Country Club and the Waterloo Elks Lodge #290. Cleo owned and operated Wait Furniture in Waterloo for several years. She was a member of Waterloo First United Methodist Church.

 

Cleo loved to travel and did much of it with Harry over the years. She enjoyed garage sales and looking for antiques and glassware.

 

She is survived by several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; a sister-in-law, LoRetha Willhite of Waterloo; and Harry’s son, Doug Aschbrenner of Arizona.

 

Cleo is preceded in death by her parents; husband; companion, Harry; four brothers, Glen, Dewey, Hewey, and Lennis Willhite; and two sisters, Goldie Boleyn and Jewell Oman.

 

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