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

John Parrish

Advanced Planning Consultant

John grew up in Ottumwa, Iowa, and attended Indian Hills Community College, earning an Associate’s degree. He has resided in Des Moines since 1992. John started as an Advanced Planning Consultant, in September 2015. Prior to joining the staff at Hamilton’s, he worked for area funeral homes, cemeteries, and Watts Vault Company.

In his free time he has been a professional musician for 30 years and enjoys performing, traveling, meeting new people, and spending time with his wife, Allison and two children, Zack and Jada.