Valerie Jeanne Hill (57) of Des Moines, IA, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 9, 2016 at Methodist Hospital. She was a gentle soul that loved her family and took pleasure in watching her grandchildren. She leaves behind her son Michael (Jami) Yoder; daughter Vanessa (Brian) Whipp; brothers: Greg Healy, Mark Healy, Larry (Christine) Healy; sister: Lori (Kevin) Thompson; 5 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, father, sister and nephew. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, September 13th at 2-4pm at Merle Hay Funeral Home.