Sunday, February 04, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Cathedral Church of St. Paul | Des Moines, 815 High Street, Des Moines, IA US 50309

Coordinator: Fr. Troy Beecham |

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Mary Carey Chamberlain, 87, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018, in Des Moines, IA. Services will be held 1:00 PM Sunday, February 4, 2018, at the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, Des Moines.

Mary was born November 18, 1930, in Des Moines, IA, to Joseph and Florence (Carey) Chamberlain. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1948, received a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College, in Massachusetts in 1952, and in 1955 received a Master of Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. She married Donald Sherinian in 1955 and they moved back to Des Moines in 1958 to raise their family.

Mary worked at Double Day Publishing in New York and then as Director of Christian Education at St. Mark’s and later at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for over forty years. She also worked for Tones Brothers Spice Company, creating combinations of spices and sold herbs and flavored vinegars at Dahls Foods. She was a member of Junior League, the DAR, the Des Moines Symphony Guild, the Des Moines Pioneer Club, and was an Associate with the Community of the Holy Spirit, New York City. She edited two cookbooks: Of Pipes and Pans for the Des Moines Symphony Guild, and The Mark of Good Cooking for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. She was an extraordinary cook and gracious hostess.

Mary is survived by her sons, Mark Sherinian and Peter Sherinian of Des Moines and daughter, Dr. Zoe Sherinian of Oklahoma City, OK; three grandchildren, Michael Sherinian and Nicholas Sherinian of Des Moines and Rachel Sherinian of Austin, TX; her former husbands, Donald Sherinian and David Butler; sister, Zoe Chamberlain Suarez of Altea, Spain; and 10 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Lowell Chamberlain.

Contributions may be made to the Cathedral Church of St. Paul.


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