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Sonya Verner

Posted October 14, 2013 in Des Moines West, Obituaries

September 9, 1960 – October 10, 2013

Sonya Verner

Sonya Verner

Sonya Verner, 53, of Des Moines, Iowa passed away on October 10, 2013 at Iowa Methodist Hospital. She waged a two-year battle with Embryonal Rhabdomayo Sarcoma, which is a very rare cancer in adult patients. A memorial service will be held at New Hope United Methodist Church in the upcoming weeks.

Sonya was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, on September 9, 1690 to parents Brenda and Jerry Hill. Her family moved to Casselberry, Florida where she finished school. She married Jonathan Davis Verner on October 12, 1970. She and Jon moved to Des Moines in June of 1987, where she worked at Principal Financial Group in a number of positions, most recently as a web designer. Sonya has been an active member of New Hope for several years.

Sonya is survived by husband, Jon; parents, Brenda and Jerry Hill; daughter, Alanna; grandmother, Aline Shuford; brother, Jay Hill; aunt, Trudy Shuford, and nephew, Patrick Hill, as well as many four-footed friends.

Special thanks to every member of staff on the 3rd floor of Powell in Methodist Hospital, specially the nursing staff, Dr. Hill, and Nurse Kelly who did their best to brighten our spirits and fulfill all our needs.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Dunn’s Chapel
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

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