Elizabeth ‘Beth’ (Whiton) Mallinger of Des Moines


Funeral services for Beth Mallinger, 38, of Des Moines will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Murdock Funeral Home.

Beth passed away on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Unity Point Medical Center in Des Moines.

Beth was born Nov. 25, 1980, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Marc Whiton and Karlene (Littell) Whiton Hughes.

She graduated from Perry High School with the class of 2000.

Beth married Matthew Mallinger March 29, 2008, in Boone, Iowa.

She worked as a quality analyst for Wells Fargo.

Survivors include her husband, Matt, of Des Moines; parents, Marc (Peggi) Whiton of Perry and Karlene (James) Hughes of Boone; two brothers, Matt (Valerie) Whiton of Perry and Jeff (Ashley) Whiton of West Des Moines; three step-sisters, Lynsey (Daniel) Sanchez of Boston, Cori Swords of Boston and Kylie Hervey of Des Moines; grandmother, Elaine Nielson of West Des Moines; mother and father-in-law, JoAnn and John Mallinger of Ankeny; brother-in-law, Josh (Sara) Mallinger of Des Moines; sister-in-law, Amy (Mike) Tierney of Des Moines; nieces and nephews, Natalie, Nora and Nilee Whiton, Adriel Torres, Eva Sanchez, Connor and Candence Mallinger and Ian Tierney; and several aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Memorials in Beth’s name will be donated to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Fund in honor of “The Wave.” Online condolences may be left at murdockfuneralhome.net


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