Catherine Verine Childers

Cathy died Sunday, August 6, 2017, at HCI Kavanagh House from pancreatic cancer. She was born April 4, 1950, in Marshalltown and had lived in Des Moines with husband, Ralph, since 1984.

Cathy worked at a number of accounting jobs, retiring from BH Management in 2011. In retirement she enjoyed crocheting, reading, watching “The Young and the Restless” and vacationing on Sanibel Island, Florida. Cathy was active in Grace United Methodist Church, especially in helping to prepare funeral luncheons and as a part of the prayer shawl ministry.

Cathy is survived by her husband of 32 years; step-daughter Becky; sister, Cory (Phil) Doty; brother, Tom (Cindy) Mack, and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Della Mack and many aunts and uncles.

Cathy’s body has been donated to Des Moines University. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2017, at Grace United Methodist Church, 3700 Cottage Grove Ave., Des Moines, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church, Des Moines Public Library (Franklin Branch) or just take your family out for a good meal. Online condolences will be welcomed at