Cleone Marie “Shorty” Read

Service

Date: Fri, June 15, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Location:
Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel
Address:
3430 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701
Arrangements By:
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Visitation

Date: Thu, June 14, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Parrott & Wood
Address:
965 Home Plaza, Waterloo, IA

Cleone Marie “Shorty” Read

Cleone Marie “Shorty” (Freet) Read was born on September 23, 1918 to Lyman and Mary (Martindale) Freet, in Traer. She attended schools and graduated from Cedar Falls High School. On July 4, 1940 Cleone married James Read and the two spent 40 years together before his death in July of 1980. The couple welcomed two beloved sons into their family and Cleone was an extremely loving mother. Cleone worked for the majority of her life in the food service industry. Shorty was the cafeteria manager at Logan Junior High and retired after 27 years. Cleone loved to ride her bike and even went on a trip to Holland to explore the country on a bicycle. She also loved birds and reading.
Cleone Marie Read died on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at North Crest Specialty Care at the age of 99. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband: James; sister: Aletha Norman; son: T.J. Read; along with nieces, nephews, and other beloved family memebers. Cleone is survived by her son: Allan (Questeen) Read of Waterloo; 2 grandsons: Dale (Mary) Read of Waterloo and Styles Read of Waterloo; 2 great grandsons: Keagan and Liam Read; and a special friend: Barbara Draper.

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