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Cathy Farland

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:04 p.m. CDT

Cathy Farland, 67, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of La Grange, Ill., died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha.

A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Christ Church United Presbyterian, conducted by the Rev. Timothy Dyck. Private family burial will be at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements by Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include her mother, Nina of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, Dave (Karen) Farland of Cedar Rapids and Tom (Julie) Farland of Fredericksburg; two nieces, Laura (Steve) Harms and Denise (Jacob) Heffernen, all of Cedar Rapids; two nephews, Robert Farland of Sumner and Matthew Farland of Bloomington, Minn.; and two great-nephews, Nathan and Nicholas Harms.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Cathy was born on May 31, 1947, in Newton, Iowa, daughter of Harold Wayne and Nina Ruth (Carnahan) Farland. She graduated from Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School in 1965 and from Butler University in 1969 with her bachelor’s degree in education. She later received her master’s degree during the more than 40 years that she devoted to the children of Cossitt Avenue Elementary in La Grange, Ill. Cathy’s other passion in her life was traveling the world and taking advantage of all the educational experiences those trips offered her.

Cathy was a member of the Christ Church United Presbyterian. She was also a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority at Butler University.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Cathy’s memory.

Please sign the online guest book for Cathy at www.mrudochfunderalhome.com under obituaries.

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