Ilene Cassidy Verwers, age 75 of Perry, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry, Iowa. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Perry Bible Church in Perry. Visitation will be on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Perry Bible Church in Perry. Memorials will be given to Perry Lutheran Home or the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Ilene Marie Cassidy Verwers was born on June 16, 1943 at Moline, IL to Bert Garfield and Ilene Vertha (Anderson) Cassidy. She attended school at East Moline and Pella High School. She then went on to Central College in Pella, IA. She was united in marriage to Cordell Verwers in Pella on November 16, 1963. She worked in the medical field as a CNA, EMT, X-ray technician and Phlebotomist.

In death she rejoins her parents, Bert and Ilene Cassidy, sister, Muriel Baines and a brother, Pat Cassidy.

Left to cherish Ilene’s memory are her children, Dawn Verwers, Memphis, TN, Michelle (Brian) Penenger, Perry, IA, Heather (David) Karolus, Perry, IA and Matthew (Shelley) Verwers, Des Moines, IA, grandchildren, Tyler and Breanna Penenger and Dannah, Jaylene and Aleah Karolus and a sister, Berneice Caskey, Cedar Rapids.