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Cleadus Arlene (Peterson) Wakehouse was born January 12, 1926, to Dave and Cora (Towne) Peterson in Pisgah, Iowa. Cleadus attended country school north of Woodbine and then went to school in Pisgah through the 8th grade. Cleadus worked at the hospital in Onawa, Iowa. On November 20, 1943, Cleadus married John Wakehouse. The couple farmed near Pisgah until 1987 at which time they moved into Woodbine. John died in 2002 and Cleadus moved to St. Joseph, Missouri in 2010 to be near her daughter. Cleadus loved to garden and cook. She also enjoyed quilting, crocheting and cross stitch projects.
Cleadus died Monday, December 7, 2015, at the Mosaic Life Care Center in St. Joseph, Missouri at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 25 days.
Cleadus was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Wakehouse; and two brothers, Dorance and Clayton Peterson. She is survived by her two children, Sharon and her husband Thomas Armstrong of St. Joseph, MO; Dennis Wakehouse and his wife Shirley of Woodbine, IA; seven grandchildren, Debbie & Todd Pettepier of Council Bluffs, IA, Lori Wakehouse of Moorhead, IA, Julie & Erik Carter of Wichita, KS, David & Jen Wakehouse of Tekamah, NE, Thomas Jr. & Kerrie Armstrong of Runnels, IA, Robert & Tara Wakehouse of Woodbine, IA and Sarah & Ryan Hardie of St. Joseph, MO; 22 great grandchildren, Zachary, Nathan, McKenzie, McKaylee & McKenna Pettepier, Chase, Colton & Cody Thoreson, Dillon, Drew and Cali Carter, Brooke, Mariah & Thomas III Armstrong, Anna, Luke & Emma Wakehouse, Caleb & Maya Wakehouse, and Kinley, Easton and Lincoln Hardie; and many other relatives and friends.
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