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.
· Learn More
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.

Service Details


No Visitation


Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00 am
Park Avenue Presbyterian Church
3120 SW 9th Street
Des Moines


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

Order Flowers
Order Flowers

Doris Stoner

Doris Stoner was born February 18, 1930 in Maple Hill, Iowa and passed away February 16, 2017 in at her home in Des Moines at the age of 86.

Doris worked as a teacher in the Des Moines Public School System most of her life. She retired from the State of Iowa where she worked in the Administrative Code Office for several years. Doris was a 60 year member of Park Avenue Presbyterian. Her church was a big part of her life up until the last couple of years when her health started to fail. She enjoyed crocheting and working crossword puzzles.

Doris is survived by her sons, Kenny Stoner and Chuck Stoner; daughter, Teresa (Jeff) Stoner Jones; granddaughter, Aimee; sister, Miriam (John) O’Connell; and a host of extended family and beloved friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mable McKean; husband, Ivan Stoner; sister, Fern Kuhn; brother, Lowell McKean; and her granddaughter, Katie Stoner.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 3120 SW 9th Street and following the service there will be a time for fellowship.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Midwest or Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in loving memory of Doris.

Condolences may be expressed at: