What is Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss?

Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Academy of Grief and Loss
Academy Events

Academy Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
Community Events

Community Events

Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.

Our Staff

Rachel Walton

Funeral Director

Rachel is originally from Marengo, Iowa. She attended Iowa State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 2010. Prior to joining the Hamilton’s staff, Rachel worked six years for the Iowa Lions Eye Bank as their Lead Transplant Recovery Technician. The job exposed her to the funeral director profession and she decided to pursue funeral directing as a career, earning her Mortuary Science degree from Des Moines Area Community College in October 2013.

In her free time Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing volleyball, and camping.