Loretta Vahey Obituary

Loretta  Vahey
Loretta Vahey
Loretta Vahey

August 21, 1936 - May 21, 2021
Born in Chamois, MO
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Loretta Marie Vahey, 84, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021, in Des Moines, IA being forever 21 on the 21st day of the 21st year, in the 21st century. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:00am Saturday, May 29, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Private inurnment will be held at Highland Memory Gardens at a later date.

Loretta was born August 21, 1936, in Chamois, MO, to Louis and Helena (Stephan) Benne. She married George Vahey, Sr. in August 1957, divorced 1980. She worked as a Business Manager for St. Peter's Catholic Church for over 30 years, retiring in 2003 and was a very active member of the congregation. She volunteered for numerous events and community activities. Loretta had a lifelong love of needle work, crafts, gardening and flowers along with a lifelong fear of water and snakes, "to say the least”.

Loretta is survived by her Daughter, Karen (Todd Ham) Vahey of Winterset, IA; Four Sons, George Vahey, Jr. of Des Moines, IA, Ron (Sheila) Vahey of Roswell, GA, Mike (Nancy) Vahey of Cave Creek, AZ, Mark Vahey of Des Moines, IA; Grandchildren - Stacy Vahey, Kristie (Matt) Waugh, Austin Vahey, Rachel Vahey, Drake Vahey, Clint (Autumn) Czizek, Amber Czizek, Kaitlin (Mike) Malchow, Danielle Vahey, Josh Vahey and 6 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Father, Louis E. Benne, Mother, Helena Florentine Benne.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.





Memorial Mass
St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Saturday, May 29, 2021
10:00 AM


St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA US