Edna Stonehocker Des Moines, formerly of Van Meter Edna Grace Stonehocker, 94, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016, at Karen Acres Health Care Center in Urbandale. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, October 20, at Iles-Westover Chapel. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Edna was born June 26, 1922, on a farm in Madison County, Iowa, to Earl and Eva Meyer. She married Harry Stonehocker on December 1, 1939, and to this union were born Ralph, Dale and Dean. Edna, Harry, and Earl Meyer owned and operated the Van Meter Hardware from 1946 - 1960. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, and long-time companion of 28 years, Ike Bryant. She is survived by her three sons, Ralph (Sue) Stonehocker of West Des Moines, Dale (Barbara) Stonehocker of Waukee, and Dean Allen Stonehocker of Windsor Heights; her sister, Vera (Ben) Eilders of West Des Moines; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, at Iles-Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa or Gentiva Hospice. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com .
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