Catherine Anderson

Catherine C. "Cathy" Anderson

1934 - 2023

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Obituary of Catherine C. Anderson

Catherine C. “Cathy” Anderson, age 88 lifelong resident of Iowa City died Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or Eastern Iowa Alzheimer’s Association. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please visit Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service website @ Catherine C. Beasley was born July 21, 1934, in Iowa City, the daughter of Leo and Helen (Patterson) Beasley. Attending Iowa City Schools, she graduated from City High School in 1952. Cathy married Duane Anderson on May 22, 1953, in Cedar Rapids, and before Duane’s death in 2021, the couple had celebrated 68 years of marriage. For many years and for many families of this area she provided child care at her home. “Another Mom to many kids”. Cathy and Duane enjoyed wintering in Las Vegas, where she enjoyed the casinos. Cathy was always there for her family, active in all the kids activities as they were growing up, and this continued on with the grandchildren too. She was the backbone of their family, as there was nothing more important to her than her family and her kids she cared for! Cathy’s family includes; two sons, Jack (Kim Schlabach) Anderson, Scott (Tammi) Anderson; two daughters, Debra Plath, Jill (Steve) Skay; daughter-in-law, Diane (Bob) Meyer; nine grandchildren, Nicholas (Melissa) Anderson, Angela Poggenpohl, Mallory (Trevor) Zielinski, Jessica (Scott) Hubbard, Michael (Jordan) Plath, McKenzie Anderson, Amanda (Marcus) Lankford, Mark (Haley) Plath, Shana (Vinny Picardi) Skay; 15 Great-grandchildren; and Cathy’s sister, Florence Hagen. Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Duane; one son, James Leo Anderson; a son-in-law, Todd M. Plath; and siblings, Bruce Beasley, Mary Ellen Steninger, Herbert Beasley, Arthur Beasley, Jane Hanrahan, Frank Beasley, Renata Miller and Nellie Sindelar. Cathy’s family would like to thank everyone at Lantern Park Care Center and Care Initiatives Hospice for their compassionate care and support. Her family would also like to thank Sheila Whitlock and Deb Locher for their compassionate and excellent care during the past several years.


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Gay & Ciha Funeral And Cremation Service
2720 Muscatine Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
St. Patrick Catholic Church
4330 Saint Patrick Drive
Iowa City, Iowa, United States


St. Joseph Cemetery
1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, Iowa, United States