Cathy Stephens

Jan 10, 1948 - Sep 03, 2022

Cathy Stephens

January 10, 1948 - September 03, 2022

Obituary

Cathy Stephens, 74 of Malvern, IA, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at the UNMC in Omaha. Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center in Malvern. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern is caring for Cathy and her family.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Tanner Foss Project or Malvern United Methodist Church

Catherine Ann Stephens, 74 of Malvern, IA, passed away peacefully surround by her family on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at the UNMC in Omaha.

Cathy was born on January 10, 1948 Council Bluffs, Iowa, the youngest of two children of Charles Ellsworth "Elly" and Jean Evelyn (Creamer) Smith. She grew up on the farm in the Wesley Chapel area northwest of Hastings, Iowa and attended school at Hastings through the 6th grade. When the Malvern school district and the Nishna Valley schools went through consolidation, Cathy attended and graduated from Malvern High School in 1966. She was employed at the Malvern Trust & Savings Bank for 34 years until her retirement.

Cathy married her high school sweetheart, Dale LaVerne Stephens, on September 22, 1967 in the Wesley Chapel Church. They made their home in Malvern and were blessed with two daughters, Leslie and Janella.

Cathy was a busy wife and mother. She was a member of the Malvern United Methodist Church and past member of Eastern Star. Cathy enjoyed sewing and taking care of her flowers. She enjoyed baking and was a fabulous cook, always ready to feed family and friends with her homemade goodies. Cathy loved visits from her family and friends, no one was a stranger. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and great grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. Cathy was a wonderful daughter, wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a good friend to all who knew and loved her.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, Elly and Jean Smith; grandson Tanner Foss; older brother Roger Smith and wife Anne; in-laws, Forrest and Carol Stephens; and brothers-in-law, David and Larry Stephens.

Cathy is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Dale Stephens of Malvern; daughters, Leslie (Kevin) Whitehill of Malvern, and Janella (Mike) May of Silver City, IA; grandchildren, Chandler Foss of Oak Creek, WI, Drake Foss of Malvern, Ellie Foss of Malvern, Alyssa (Shawn) Wiser of Council Bluffs, IA, Hallee (Eric) Cochran of Plattsmouth, NE, Reagan Whitehill of Tabor, IA, and Cynthia Whitehill of Omaha, NE; great grandchildren, Easton, Isaiah, Gabriella, and Maverick; nieces, nephews, cousins and their families; and many friends.

Services

Celebration of Life Gathering
Sat, Sep 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center

61321 315th Street
Malvern, Iowa 51551

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