Katherine T. Morelock
Katherine T. Morelock, 97, passed away March 3, 2014 at Parkridge Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart in West Des Moines with a private family burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines.
Katherine was born in Des Moines June 22, 1916 to John and Rose Mekus and married Freeman L. Morelock in 1936. She retired from Meredith Publishing Company after 35 years of employment.
Katherine is survived by her sons, Gerald (Becky) Morelock and Edward (Victoria) Morelock, all of Des Moines; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Freeman; son, Guny Sgt. Robert Lang Jr.; brothers, John, Joseph, James and Peter; sisters, Ann Gregory, Tona Renda and Helen Dakovich.
Katherine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be missed by all those who loved her.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Staff at Parkridge Nursing Home and to Hospice of Central Iowa for the loving, kind and compassionate care they provided Katherine in the last years of her life.