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“Condolences to the Love family. I am saddened by Cleo's death, also Delbert, and especially Bill. I was with Bill when he died and probably should...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Colin Edwards - Dewey, AZ

“If you would have wrote a story. It would be the greatest ever told. Of a kind and loving woman. Who had a heart of gold... I will never forget...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jody Roger Gideon - Newton, IA

“Some of the best memories of my childhood revolve around being with Cleo and Delbert. To my siblings and I, they were like another set of wise and...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Evan J. Starcevic - Johnston, IA

“Love you Aunt Cleo, you will always remain in my heart. Your smile was so contagious! ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Laura Love Parris - Slidell, LA

“One of my husband Jack's favorite cousins. Also good friend, helpful in compiling family history. Blessed in reunion with Delbert & Billy. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Sarah Hindman - Alblia, IA

“I will miss all of the fun we had around the farm. Thanks for all of the memories. Cleo set the gold standard when it came to apple pies. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Geoff Love - Evergreen, CO

“Thank you Aunt Cleo for all the great times I had on the farm. We I visited you we always had a lot of laughs and good food too! I will remember:...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Sheryl Bedin - Lakewood, CO

“The memories are too numerous to count. From the laughter of good times to their support in the bad. How lucky my family and I were to be apart of...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Kim Starcevic - Albia, IA

“I am so sorry to read of Cleo's passing. I use to do her hair a long time ago. We had a good time built a good relationship. Kept it through the...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Lois Behrens - Albia - Friend

“I have so many memories of time spent with Cleo on the farm. Whether it was helping collect eggs from the hen house, or being the baked goods taste...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Greg Starcevic - Des Moines, IA

“This beautiful lady never met a child she didn't show love to. They don't make hearts bigger than hers. I was lucky to know her, love her and call...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Amanda Starcevic Harlan - albia, IA


Cleo Willadean Love, age 90, of Albia, passed Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Monroe Care Center in Albia.

Cleo was born June 15, 1925, to William and Hazel (Anderson) Van Dorin at home on the family farm in Foster, Iowa. She grew up and graduated from Moravia High School. Cleo married Delbert Guy Love on June 11, 1945 in Knoxville, Iowa. They shared 65 years of marriage and were blessed with one son Guy William "Billy", who preceded Delbert and Cleo.

Cleo was a homemaker and helped on the family farm with her husband Delbert.

She is survived by her sister, Berniece Hinton of Moravia; a brother-in-law, Gerald Love of St. Mary, Florida; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cleo was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Delbert; a son Guy William "Billy" Love; Sibling, Sylvan, Marjorie and Clell; and a sister-in-law, Arlene Love.

Per Cleo's request, her body will be cremated and there are no services planned at this time. A private family burial will be held at Oak View Cemetery at a later date.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.tharpfh.com.