Ardeth Joan Bailey

Ardeth Joan Bailey, age 88, of Parkville, Mo., formerly of Carter Lake, Iowa, passed away May 31, 2019, at her home.

Ardeth was born November 14, 1930, in Ida County, Iowa, to the late Bert and Helen (Mercer) Clouse. She graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1948 and earned her nursing degree from Methodist School of Nursing, in Omaha, Neb. Ardeth married Donald G. Bailey on July 25, 1953, in Plattsmouth, Neb. She had a 40 year career as a registered nurse, retiring in 1989.

In addition to her parents, Ardeth was preceded in death by her husband, Don Bailey in 1989; son, Ronald Bailey; and brother, Gail Clouse. Ardeth is survived by her children, Gayle D. (Rick) Hudgins, of Bellevue, Neb., Deb S. Kuehl (Russell) Mapes, of Council Bluffs, Guy O. Bailey, of Omaha, Cheryl A. Bailey (Dave) Lee, of Parkville; daughter-in-law, Paula Bailey, of Sugar Creek, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service, Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. A lunch will immediately follow in the Cutler-O'Neill Community Room. Interment, Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., in the Ida Grove, Iowa Cemetery. The family will direct memorial contributions.

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