Caldwell Parrish obituary – Elizabeth Jane Barry, 70, formerly of Fort Madison


Elizabeth Jane Barry, 70, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. A visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., with a Rosary service at 4:30 p.m., on Sunday, November 25 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, West Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 26 at the church with the burial following at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines.


Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Richard; daughters, Jennifer (Michael) Burton and Deborah Barry; sons, Justin and David Barry; sister, Mary Kay (Wendall) Ryan; grandchildren, Jonah and Amelia Burton; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lillian O’Leary; and brother, Michael (Cora Marie “Corky”) O’Leary.

Memorial contributions may be given to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church or Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Online condolences may be expressed at

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