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Verna Webber
Verna Webber
Birth: 27 February 1903
Radcliffe, Iowa, USA
Death: 8 December 2013
Ames, Iowa, USA
Age: 110 years, 284 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Verna Webber (née Knutson; 27 February 1903 – 8 December 2013) was an American supercentenarian whose age is pending by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At time of her death, she was the oldest known person in US state of Iowa.


Verna Webber was born in Radcliffe, Iowa, USA on 27 February 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, one surviving to 102.

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 Henry Albert Webber in Des Moines, Iowa, USA on 5 December 1925. 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 8 December 2013 at the age of 110 years, 284 days.