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Melba Sarah Cleveland
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Obituary for Melba Sarah Cleveland

Melba Sarah Cleveland, 99, of Waverly died Thursday, April 12, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community.

She was born June 24, 1918 in Bremer County, daughter of William and Flora Paul Herman. She married Harry Cleveland in April, 1939. He died December 2, 1988.

Melba and her husband owned Cleveland Funeral Home in Waverly for 50 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Judith Sutherland of Iowa City and Jo Lynne Cleveland of Elgin, Ill.; a son, Jeffrey (Donna) Cleveland of Anthem, Ariz.; grandchildren, Anne Sutherland, Jean Earl, Kathleen (Chris) Warnock, Ian (Chizuko) Sutherland,Troy (Roberta) Cleveland, Trent (Linda) Cleveland, Katherine (Jay) Byers, Sara Minard, David Minard; great-grandchildren, Katie, Elizabeth, Timothy D., Robert, Brian, Jana (Luke), Timothy J., Sophie and Charlotte; great-great granddaughter, Penelope; a sister-in-law, Carol Herman; a niece, Kristin (Randy) and a nephew, Frederic (Sandy).

Preceded in death by a brother, Norman Herman; a son-in-law, Donald Sutherland; a grandson-in-law, Daniel Earl and a great-grandson, Jonathon Earl.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with burial in Harlington Cemetery, both in Waverly. Public visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service, 300 West Ridgeway in Waterloo. Visitation on Monday 9-9:30 at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly and continue for one half hour before services at the church.

Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or UnityPoint Hospice.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

15

Apr

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Visitation

Monday

16

Apr

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community

1922 5th Ave. NW
Waverly, Iowa 50677

Visitation

Monday

16

Apr

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

301 1st St. NW
Waverly, Iowa 50677

Funeral Service

Monday

16

Apr

10:30 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

301 1st St. NW
Waverly, Iowa 50677

Cemetery Details

Location

Harlington Cemetery

1001 1st St. SW
Waverly, IA 50677

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