Ruth Bailey "Midge" Cole

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Ruth "Midge" Bailey Cole

Des Moines

Ruth "Midge" Bailey Cole, a retired beautician entered into rest at the age of 91 on November 22, 2013 at Union Park Health Services. She was a long time member of Corinthian Baptist Church, a graduate of North High School and Crescent Beauty School.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service on Thursday, December 5 at 1 p.m. at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Rd.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bailey, Sr.; her husband, George Cole and two brothers, James and Lucian Bailey. She is survived by sister, Doris B. Bell of New Orleans, LA; brother, Chauncey; three nieces, Norma Jean Carter, Lorelie B. Waqia of Atlanta, GA and Angelyn B. Morgan of New Orleans, LA; two nephews, Wendell Bailey and Gerald Bell of New Orleans, LA as well as by other close relatives and friends.

Corinthian Baptist St. Paul AME, New Beginning Full Gospel and Burns United Methodist Churches are invited.



Funeral Home
Merle Hay Funeral Home - Des Moines
4400 Merle Hay Road  Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 278-4633
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 4, 2013
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