Obituary published Jan. 25, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

Leola Mae Wales, age 91 of Albia, Iowa died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albia.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21, at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, Iowa.
Leola was born Jan. 18, 1922 to Clarence and Beulah (Kinsinger) Glotfelty in Grantsville, Md. She married John Perry Wales on Oct. 24, 1944 in Bacchus, Minn. After 45 years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 1989.
Leola graduated from high school in Confluence, Pa. She had worked many places in her lifetime, but later in life worked for the Albia School district in the Lincoln Center cafeteria.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albia. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, baking and reading.
Leola is survived by two daughters, Karen (Jay) Cutler of Charles City, Iowa and Marcia (Dale) Dowell of Mexico, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Cassandra (Brian) Proball, Ben Cutler, Michael Dowell, and Jesse (fiancee Marisa) Dowell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Perry Wales; and a son, John.
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