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“I just now saw this Obit. for Faye. We worked together at Larsen's Telephone Answering Service in the late 1960's. She was a very nice person. Wish...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Freese - Des Moines, IA

“Diane, Donna and Phil, So sorry for your loss. You had a great Mom. Beautiful family.So hard to see them go. Love, Joyce ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Joyce Paasch - Phoenix, AZ

“Faye was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers to her family. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Macey Krause (Tracy) - Des Moines, IA

“I had the opportunity to meet Faye once when she came to visit with my grandmother, Olive Beakler. Olive's husband, Ted, was a distant cousin of...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Audrey Beakler - Albia, IA

“Caffrey Family...Many thoughts and prayers to you all. Faye and family are vivid in my childhood memories. Smiling,laughing, and kind to all. I am...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“My dear Aunt Faye was such a kind and loving soul. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I loved visiting with her and listening to her stories. She...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so sorry to hear this.god bless you all ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: sue ballard - w desmoines, IA

“Diane and all the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Faye was such a sweet lady. We chatted at church and at Catholic Daughters, and she was a...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Colleen McKenna Johnston - Ankeny, IA

“We can't count all of the memories and good times we had together through the many years. We loved you and your whole family. God bless you and we...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Lois Jane & Joe Dullard - ankeny, IA

“Phil and Karla, I was very sorry to learn of your mother's death. I know it's been a hard few years for you as she suffered with that terrible...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Pat - Ames, IA - colleague

“I am so sorry for your loss Donna. You and your family are in my prayers. Connie Martin Burkett ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Faye's family, Your mom looks like a darling! I know she was a wonderful mother because her kids have always been so dedicated and caring to her. ...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Chuck and Kathy Peterson - Omaha, NE

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Elizabeth "Faye" Caffrey, 90, of Ankeny, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children on April 1, 2015.

A visitation will be held Friday, April 3, at Ankeny Memorial Chapel (4208 North Ankeny Blvd) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 4, at 11:00 a.m., also in the chapel.

Faye was born in Humeston, Iowa, to Morley and Lillie Beakler on March 31, 1925. After graduating from Humeston High School in 1944, Faye moved to Des Moines where she was employed at the Veterans Administration Hospital. While living in Des Moines, she met her future husband, Charles Caffrey. After their marriage in 1946, they resided in Pleasantville (IA) and Ottumwa (IA) before settling in Ankeny (IA) for the past 57 years.

While raising five children, Faye was also employed in the communications area with the Iowa Attorney General's Office. After retiring, Faye spent much of her time with her family and volunteering at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church and the Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny. Faye also enjoyed traveling with her husband and with her friends.

Faye will be greatly missed by her children; Diane (Brian) Arends of Omaha (NE), Phil (Karla) Caffrey of Ankeny (IA) and Donna (Wade) Lange of Norwalk (IA), as well as her daughter-in-law, Marsha Caffrey, and sister, Linda Boles. She was a special grandmother to Ryan, Jodee, Tanner, Alyssa, Nathan, Matthew, Dawn, Kyle, Branden, Carrie, Brady and 18 great grandchildren. Faye was also blessed with many long time friends who were very special to her.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Morley and Lillie Beakler, twin brother Floyd, brother Eugene, husband Charles, son David, son Douglas, and infant grandson Joseph Caffrey.

The family members would like extend their heartfelt gratitude to the care-givers at Trinity Luther Park.