Verna Webber

  • Lifespan: Feb. 27, 1903 – Dec. 8, 2013
  • Age: 110 years, 284 days
  • Birthplace: Radcliffe, Hardin County, Iowa, USA
  • Last residence: Ames, Story County, Iowa, USA
  • Validation date: May 5, 2015
  • Validation source: Anson Davis/Oliver Trim/Waclaw Jan Kroczek

Verna Webber was born in Radcliffe, Iowa, USA on February 27, 1903. Her parents were Severt (Sjur) Knutson (1855–1956), a Norwegian immigrant who lived to be 100 and Guri (née Rogde) Knutson (1861–1938). She had seven siblings: four lived beyond the age of 90, a brother died at the age of 103. She graduated from Waldorf Business College and worked as a secretary at Iowa State College (now Iowa State University) from 1922 to 1924. She married Dr. Henry Albert Webber in Des Moines, Iowa, USA on December 5, 1925. Henry taught electrochemistry and was professor-in-charge of the chemical engineering unit operations laboratory from 1941 to 1961 and professor from 1923 to 1961. The couple had three children: Marjorie Webber (1928–2015), Richard Webber (1931–2014) and Donald Webber (born 1934). She got widowed in 1965. 
Verna Webber died at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, USA on December 8, 2013 at the age of 110 years, 284 days. She was the oldest living person in the state of Iowa.
Her age was verified by Anson Davis, Oliver Trim, and Waclaw Jan Kroczek, and validated by the GRG as of May 5, 2015.


  • Oldest living person in Iowa

Verna Webber at age 110.

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