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Iona Wearley

Iona B. Wearley, 91, of Payne, passed away at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 18th, 2009 at Convoy Care Center.

Iona was born in Muncie, Indiana on September 1, 1917, the daughter of the late Ray W. and Ella (Parsons) Bainbridge.

She worked as an Electronics Lab Tech at IT & T Aerospace Optical Division, Fort Wayne for 18 years retiring in 1980.

Iona was a member of the order of the Eastern Star Hesperian Chapter # 281 and a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Fort Wayne.

On June 28,1936 Iona married Homer Wearley who passed away in 1998.

Iona will be sadly missed by her daughter, Nancy Mathews and a son Harley (Margaret) Wearley, both of Payne, Ohio; three grandchildren, Harla (Ray) Long of Payne, Melissa Wearley of Fort Wayne, and Lisa (Bob) Holloway of Van Wert; three great grandchildren, Rayna Long, Jared Long and Karis Holloway. She is preceded in death by a sister Zetta Helmke.

You are invited to participate in her services at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne, Ohio at 11 am on Wednesday April 22nd with Rev. Joseph Allan officiating.

Viewing is Tuesday, 2-8 pm and Wednesday, 10-10:45 am.

She will be laid to rest at Lehman Cemetery, Payne.

Contibutions may be made in Iona's name to the Heart Association c/o Hesperian Chapter # 281, Van Crest in Convoy, Ohio or State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of mourning.

I always enjoyed the friendly banter Iona and I had during our business relationship.

Msy God Bless you, the family, and ease your suffering.


Tom May Apr 21 2009 12:00 AM

Dear family,
We send our sympathy to you all, and are thinking of you at this time.
What a long and productive life your mother has had. That is a wonderful tribute to her.
Your neighbors.
Willie and Linda Schmidt

William and Linda Schmidt Apr 21 2009 12:00 AM


RUTH LEE Apr 21 2009 12:00 AM

Nancy, Lisa, and Wearley Family,
You will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this tough time in your lives. Iona lived a long, wonderful life in which all of you had a part in making it that way. She is now resting and at peace with the others who have gone before her. She will be missed.
Love, Marybeth Shipley-Weiss

Marybeth Shipley- Weiss Apr 19 2009 12:00 AM