Vera Wiliams Obituary

Vera  Wiliams
Vera Williams
Vera Wiliams

October 30, 1910 - May 8, 2009
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Vera Luella Williams died Friday May 8, 2009. She was the daughter of Clyde and Hattie Backus.
Vera was born October 30, 1910 in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated Valley Junction High School in 1930. She started working just out of high school at Bolick-Auburn Automobile Company. She was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma Sorority since 1931. She married Howard C. Williams who preceded her in death. Vera worked for the State for numerous years, as well as Farmer's Insurance Company.
Vera was a member of Rising Sun Church of Christ since May of 1953. She volunteered at Pleasant Hill Elementary School. Throughout her 98 years, she stayed busy helping with activities involving kids, such as a Boy Scout Leader, 4-H Club Leader, Bible School teacher, and Sunday school teacher. Vera baked and decorated wedding cakes and made pies for special occasions for numerous years. She also loved cooking, knitting, and sewing for people.
Her survivors include her granddaughter Michelle (Jason) Griswold, two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Lena, several nieces and nephews, and many friends. Vera was preceded in death
by her son Jerry, and three brothers.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Rising Sun Church Of Christ with burial to follow in Rising Sun Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Iles Funeral Homes/Grandview Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Rising Sun Church of Christ, or the family.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rising Sun Church of Christ
6390 NE Rising Sun Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50327
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
11:00 AM
Rising Sun Cemetery
Rising Sun Dr. & University
Pleasant Hill, IA US 50327
Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Rising Sun Church of Christ
6390 N.E. Rising Sun Drive
Pleasant Hill, IA