Carol L. Fath (1940 - 2014)

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Carol L. Fath

Des Moines

Carol L. Fath, 74, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Taylor House Hospice. Visitation will be Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. at West Des Moines Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 4501 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Polk City, IA.

Carol was born on March 15, 1940 in Washington, D.C. to Elizabeth (Sutphin) and Kenneth W. Burtis. She worked as a licensed Mental Health Therapist at Children and Families of Iowa until her retirement in 2006. She was a member of WDMCC since 1994 and taught Bible school and Sunday school. Carol said her greatest achievement and gift to the world were her two daughters.

She is survived by her daughters, Shelly (Brian) Thomas and Larissa (Tony) Spaulding; her brother, Philip (Carol) Burtis; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; six step-children; and numerous other relatives and friends. Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dick Fath; and step-daughter, Gail Peterson.

Memorial contributions may be directed to her church or Children and Families of Iowa. Condolences online may be expressed at

Funeral Home
Hamilton's Funeral Home
3601 Westown Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 224-0078
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register on May 14, 2014