LaVerne E. Jones Obituary

LaVerne E.  Jones
LaVerne Jones
LaVerne E. Jones

April 29, 1927 - July 3, 2021
Born in Reynolds, ND
Resided in Waukee, Iowa
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LaVerne Jones, 94, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in West Des Moines. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee with burial to follow at Waukee Cemetery. The service will be live-streamed on the Iles website. Go to at 9:45 am Monday and scroll to the bottom of LaVerne's obituary to join in the service.

LaVerne was born April 29, 1927, in Reynolds, ND, to Harold and Elizabeth (Wester) Hodson. She married Harry Jones on February 16, 1952 and they made their home in Waukee where they raised their three children. LaVerne had her own beauty salon before becoming an upholsterer and teaching ceramics out of her home. She enjoyed painting, sewing and quilting. Camping with Harry and her family was a favorite pastime. LaVerne served two terms on the Waukee School Board and had been a Girl Scout Leader for 13 years.

LaVerne is survived by her children, Jeff Jones of Waukee and Kristie (Neil) Dierks of Clive: three granddaughters, Mackenzie Dierks, Madison Dierks and Meredith Dierks; her siblings, Carole Barlean of Booneville, Gale (Jeanne) Hodson of Altoona, and Dean Hodson of Cummings and her sisters-in-law, Virgie Hodson and Dixie Hodson, and brother-in-law Gerald Soper. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter, Kathleen Jones, and her siblings, Coleen Soper, Viola Brown, Frances Hodson, Vernon Hodson and Harold Hodson.

The family will receive friends from 4 - 6 p.m Sunday at Iles Westover Chapel. Contributions may be made to Waukee Public Library or the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. Online condolences will be welcomed at






Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, July 11, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Boniface Catholic Church
1200 Warrior Lane
Waukee, IA 50263
Monday, July 12, 2021
10:00 AM
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Waukee Cemetery
6th St., South of Triangle 1 Mile
Waukee, IA US 50263
Monday, July 12, 2021


Waukee Public Library
950 Warrior Lane
Waukee, IA United States 50263
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
10715 Hickman Rd,
Urbandale, Iowa United States 50322