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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
10:00 am
Eternity Church
2000 NW 100th Street
Clive, Iowa 50325.


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Sophia A. Toscano

Sophia Alma Toscano passed away the morning of Monday May 15, 2017 at her home in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 35.

Sophia is survived by her two beloved sons, Darian Toscano and Evante Toscano; mother, Trish Beck; father, Pedro Toscano Jr.; step-father, Randall Beck; sisters, Bianca Garilli, Nicole Starling, Danila Toscano, Anais Toscano and Tiffany Toscano; brothers-in-law, Anthony Garilli and Rico Starling; niece, Nadia Garilli; nephews, Joey Garilli, Marco Starling and Alesso Starling; and much adored cat, Shadow.

Sophia was born on June 30, 1981 in Yuma, Arizona. She graduated from Winterset High School in 1999. She went on to achieve her Bachelors of Nursing to become a Registered Nurse in Des Moines. Sophia worked most recently at The Village, Mercy Medical Center, and Broadlawns. Sophia’s life work was serving and helping others, whether they were her family, patients, co-workers, friends or neighbors.

Her deeply felt compassion and empathy for others combined with her unequaled sense of humor and love for laughter left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She was also quite skilled in being the loudest and proudest mom at her boys’ sporting events; her two sons were the center of her world and they will continue to be a testimony to her strength and to the power of love.

Sophia-“We love you to the moon and back”

A memorial service will be held in remembrance of Sophia at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Eternity Church, 2000 NW 100th St. Clive, Iowa 50325.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to assist her sons in their future academic endeavors.


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