Carol Kearney Obituary

Carol L. Kearney
Carol L. Kearney
Carol L. Kearney

September 26, 1940 - March 9, 2005
Born in Centerville, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Carol L. Kearney, 64, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at the Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral Mass will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church, with burial at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Carol was born on September 26, 1940 in Centerville, Iowa, to Bette Van Dorin and Jake Day. She was a graduate of Moravia High School and married James L. Kearney on September 27, 1958 in the St. Mary's Church in Weller, Iowa.

Carol worked as a mother and homemaker for a number of years before taking on opportunities at a variety of organizations, including the medical practice of Dr. Charles Peterson, St. John's Catholic Church and the Des Moines Water Works. At the time of her death, she had worked eleven years at Homesteaders Life Insurance Company in Des Moines.

Carol's interests included antiques, country music, travel and baking. She was also an avid sports fan with her favorite teams being the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Kearney of Urbandale; one daughter, Kim (Steve) Thilges of Urbandale; two sons, Jim (Laura) Kearney of Western Springs, IL, and Jeff (Carol) Kearney of Hinsdale, IL; and seven grandchildren. Also surviving are her mother, Bette Van Dorin of Moravia; her father, Jake Day of Mount Pleasant; one sister, Vicki Sparks of Moravia; and two brothers, Jim Day of Norwalk and Bob Van Dorin of Indianola.

Carol's family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Westover Funeral Home, where a Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Johnston Mercy Hospice, 5820 Winwood Drive, Johnston, IA, 50131-1651.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, March 11, 2005
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, March 12, 2005
12:00 PM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Saturday, March 12, 2005


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131