December 20, 1949 - August 27, 2020
Deb Mathany, 70 of West Des Moines, and formerly of Dedham and Carroll, died Thursday, August 27, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 31, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dedham. The Celebrant will be Fr. Patrick Behm, assisted by Deacon Louis Meiners. Music will be by Cindy Bauer. Lector for the funeral mass will be Megan Volp. Honorary Gift Bearer will be Lauren Rotherham. Casket Bearers will be Jeremy Mathany-Lund, Tom Rotherham, Corey Mathany-Lund, Nathan Rotherham, Bob Volp and Aiden Volp. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Dedham. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. There will be no public visitation on Monday at the church. Those attending the funeral mass are required to wear a face covering and abide by COVID 19 social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are recommended at the funeral home. Should one desire, cards can be mailed to Sharp Funeral Home, c/o Deb Mathany Family, 226 W. 8th St. Carroll, IA 51401. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for Deb’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com. Born on December 20, 1949 in Carroll, Iowa, Deb was the daughter of Harry and Shirley (Axman) Christensen. She attended St. Joseph’s School in Dedham and later graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in 1968. On December 4, 1971, Deb was united in marriage to Richard Mathany at St. Anthony’s Church in Des Moines, Iowa. The couple had two children and made their home in Des Moines until 1977 when they moved to Dedham. Deb was employed for 32 years at New Opportunities with the WIC Program. She also worked part-time at Walmart for over 14 years. Both jobs allowed Deb to do what she truly loved; being around people. In 2015, Deb and Rich returned to the Des Moines area. Deb enjoyed attending movies, vacationing, playing cards, photography, and listening to music, especially Elvis. Her greatest love and joy were spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Deb is survived by her husband Rich Mathany of West Des Moines; her children: Becki (Tom) Rotherham of West Des Moines, and Jeremy (Corey) Mathany-Lund of Sioux Falls, SD; her grandchildren: Lauren Rotherham and Nathan Rotherham, both of West Des Moines; her siblings: Dixie Christensen of West Des Moines, Dr. Donald (Nancy) Christensen of Texas, JoAnn (Bob) Nair of Des Moines, and Duane (Betty) Christensen of Georgia; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Myrna Laird of Spencer, Dave (Linda) Mathany of Woodburn, Loretta (Ron) Kelly of Afton, Lenora Newton of Ankeny and Donna Hinderks of Osage; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives. Her parents, Harry and Shirley Christensen, and her brother Dale Christensen preceded her in death.
Deb Mathany, 70 of West Des Moines, and formerly of Dedham and Carroll, died Thursday, August 27, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 31, 2020 at... View Obituary & Service Information
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