Elizabeth "Beth" (Whiton) Mallinger

11/25/1980 - 08/10/2019

Obituary for Elizabeth "Beth" (Whiton) Mallinger

Funeral services for Beth Mallinger, 38, of Des Moines will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Murdock Funeral Home. Beth passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Unity Point Medical Center in Des Moines.

Beth was born November 25, 1980 in Des Moines, IA 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, IA. She worked as a Quality Analyst for Wells Fargo.

Beth was an avid Hawkeye Fan and enjoyed trips to Las Vegas. She loved to read, photography, target shooting and most of all she loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and families.

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 Cadense Mallinger and Ian Tierney and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding Beth in death were her paternal grandparents Jack and Northa Whiton, maternal grandfather Dick Littell and maternal step-grandfather Wes Nielsen and her uncle Gary Nielsen.

Memorials in Beth’s name will be donated to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Fund in honor of “The Wave”.

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I wanted to express my deepest sympathy for your loss of Beth. I live in Perry, but met Beth at Wells Fargo and saw her around on a regular basis. We connected over living in Perry also. We always said Hi in the hallway and/or chatted a little bit. I will miss seeing and talking with her at work. I made a donation in her name to U of I Children's Hospital in honor of "The Wave".
- Tanya Hermann
So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Brad, Darcy, Teagan and Tate Schaefer
- Brad Schaefer
Beth was the only Hawkeye fan that would bring a smile to my face when she entered our tailgates in Ames. I absolutely adored her. She will definitely be missed however, I know she will be standing right next to me at our tailgate in Ames come September. This ones for you my friend "GO HAWKS"!
- Lisa Heuer
So sorry for your loss Jeff and family. Many great memories with an even greater person.
- Tim Brown
We are saddened by the news of Beth's passing. We offer prayers for peace and comfort to Beth's entire family. With love and sympathy, The family of Marjorie O'Donnell (sister to JoAnn); Marge O'Donnell, Jeff O'Donnell, Linda and Tom Sparling
- Linda Sparling

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