Brenda Marie Verno (June 18, 1960 - May 31, 2023)

In loving memory of
Brenda Marie Verno
  • June 18, 1960
  • -
  • May 31, 2023

  • Obituary
  • Sign Tribute Wall
  • Send an E-Card
  • Light a Candle
  • Send Flowers
  • Photos

Obituary

Brenda Marie McElhaney Verno was born in Waterloo, Iowa June 18, 1960 to Betty Jean (Jacobsen) McElhaney & Richard McElhaney.

She passed away on May 31st, 2023, fulfilling the desire of her heart to be reunited one day with her husband Steven.

Brenda grew up with a big adventurous family originally in Evandale, Iowa and the family moved to Clarksville, Iowa.

Attended Clarksville school active in basketball, softball, band, & Girl Scouting.

Saint John Lutheran Church was the family church thru the years.

She Graduated high school from Clarksville High School with goal of achieving her college degree as a Lab Tech via the Army.

Brenda enlisted in the US Army and served honorably in the medical field. She found her best friend also serving in the Army.

In 1980 she married Steven Michael Verno on D-Day, June 6th, in Honolulu, Hawaii while they were stationed in Hawaii for four years.

Thru the years that followed they traveled and moved within the Army thru much of the United States and overseas.

Enjoying the adventures and showing their two boys the world.

They retired in Florida with their children.

Brenda was a loving wife and mother as her greatest joy was her family.

Her Hobbies were genealogy & crafting.

All this was done with a big smile on her face.

She is survived by her sisters Linda (married to Duane) Griffin, Jeannette (married to Dale) Henry, Roberta McElhaney, Laura (married to Victor) Padron and two brothers Bruce (married to Debra) McElhaney, Paul McElhaney.

Her children Shane (married to Melissa), Ian (married to Carolyn), and special nephews and nieces all of whom she loved.

She wished for cremation in leu of a funeral per her wishes in life and death.


Send flowers to the family to show you care. Order Now

Tribute Wall

Leave a reply



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Carolyn Verno says:
    15 Aug 2023
    Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Your smile, your laugh, your very nature. I am endlessly thankful for the years you were in my life. You were the best second mom any daughter in law could have asked for. Ian and I miss you deeply. Always.

  2. susan mihm lit a candle:
    08 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 8, 2023 at 6:04:58 PM

  3. peter j verno says:
    08 Jun 2023
    In 40 years i never had a bad word or argument. wITH her she was a good soul ill miss her I'm speechless

  4. Deb Cole lit a candle:
    08 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 8, 2023 at 6:31:34 AM

  5. Lisa Herman lit a candle:
    08 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 8, 2023 at 6:05:36 AM

  6. Rae Jean Smith lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:37:23 PM

  7. Renee Krause lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:04:56 PM

  8. steven michael verno says:
    07 Jun 2023
    I miss you, hon, every day.

  9. Richard and Sharon Galipeau lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:40:28 PM

  10. Darla Dralle lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:11:11 PM

  11. Linda Griffin and family says:
    07 Jun 2023
    Brenda was always smiling, was helpful with the big MCElhaney family. We love her so much. We will miss her.

  12. Linda Griffin lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:00:11 PM

  13. Cheryl Krull lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:50:45 PM

  14. Mike lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:43:55 PM

  15. Vickie Nicolaus lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:42:39 PM

  16. Mike lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:40:54 PM

  17. joe Cronin says:
    07 Jun 2023
    Brenda,

    Always in our thoughts. You are an awesome lady. and your family loves you.

    All my love, your brother-in-law Joey

  18. Roxann Boyce lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:10:19 PM

  19. Roxann Boyce lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:09:50 PM

  20. Roxann Boyce says:
    07 Jun 2023
    Your amazing smile will be missed!!

  21. KV lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:41:00 PM

  22. Jeanette Henry lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:25:45 PM

  23. Jeanette Henry lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:17:51 PM

  24. Jeanette Henry lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:17:12 PM

  25. Jeanette Henry lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:15:48 PM

  26. Debra McElhaney lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:04:48 PM

  27. Shane Verno lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:52:24 PM

  28. Shane Verno says:
    07 Jun 2023
    She is an amazing mom and will be missed every day.

Send an E-Card

Please select an e-card

    Required fields are marked *
     

    Note: The code below resets with every submit of the form
    captcha