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Jo LaRue Baedaro

1926 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Jo LaRue Baedaro Obituary
Jo LaRue Baedaro

Des Moines

Jo Jo LaRue Baedaro, 86, passed away peacefully February 13, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held, Thursday, February 16 at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines at 2 p.m. A memorial visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at the funeral home.
Jo was born February 9, 1926 to Ernest and Hazel Hoyt Prather in Ottumwa. She was married to Delbert Nicholson whom she had three children with, and then Harry Baedaro, whom she had two children with. Her pastimes included sewing, cooking and spending time with her dog, Nikki.

Jo will be missed by her children, Michael Nicholson, Patrick (Jewel) Nicholson, Debra Finn, Deanna (Troy) Baedaro-Bianchi, and Donald (Lory) Baedaro; grandchildren, Frank Cardamon, Joe Finn, Rob, Tom, Patrick and Bryon Nicholson, Jessica Baedaro, Tracie, Megan and Erin Schultz; step-grandchildren, Jessica, Kelsey, Mackenzi and Tristyn;great-grandchildren, Sophia and Alexa; and a sister, Bea Knott. She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, and sisters: Helen Prather, Lorraine Prather and Marie Newcomb.

Memorials may be made to Taylor Hospice House or St. Joseph's Catholic Church.


Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 14, 2012
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