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Verona Eloise Bruce

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Verona Eloise Bruce

Des Moines

Verona Eloise Bruce, 78, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

Verona was born on December 25, 1934 to George and Verona L. (Wilson) McElroy and graduated from East High School. She worked for Mercy Medical Center for 56 years in the accounts payable division. Verona was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church her whole life and also a member of the Elks Lodge and the Iowa Club. Verona loved shopping and spending time with her family.

Verona is survived by her son, Mark (Mary) Sykes; grandchildren, Markesha (Claudio) Sykes, Brittani Strong, Andrea Sykes, Ayesha Sykes, Marsetta Sykes, and Selena Sykes; great-granddaughters, Mikiah and Asha; and her sister, Quanajanice Garland.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings, Ardell, George, and Charles McElroy.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 1200 McCormick Street (corner of E University and McCormick). Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery. There will be a visitation Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in memory of Verona.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 15, 2013
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