Anne Laverty, 51, a lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids, passed away from a stroke at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018.
Anne, born on Jan. 31, 1967 in Iowa City, Ia., was the daughter of Joan (Matias) Mosel and William Stanley. Anne was a graduate of Cedar Rapids Washington High School and the University of Iowa where she earned B.A., M.B.A, and J.D. degrees. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, Phi Beta Kappa, and Mortar Board. Anne was also a proud member of the Hawkeye Marching Band.
Anne practiced law as a criminal defense and family law attorney in Cedar Rapids, Ia., for twenty-seven years. She was most passionate about helping kids, families, and the less fortunate.
Anne enjoyed working in her garden, knitting, spending time with her family at Lake Delhi, reading, traveling, and cooking. Anne was known for her humor, intelligence, and selfless nature.
She is survived by her parents Joan and James Mosel, husband John Laverty, daughters Megan and Emily Laverty, half-sister Libby Pelka, parents-in-law Robert and Mary Laverty, brother-in-law Dr. David (Leslie) Laverty, sister-in-law Beth Laverty-Withee, aunts Patricia Gilliatt and Barbara Johnson, cousins Michael (Kathy) Matias, Matthew and James Matias, Lindsay Leonetti and Daniel Gilliatt, niece Allison Laverty, and nephews Charles Laverty and Jake Withee.
The Laverty Family would like to extend immense gratitude to the doctors and staff who cared for Anne at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and St. Luke's Hospital.
There will be a Celebration Of Life Service at 6:30 PM on Monday November 26th at St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1340 3rd Avenue SE where a visitation will be held from 4:30 until service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation or Kids First Law Center in Cedar Rapids in Anne’s name.