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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Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
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Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.

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Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


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

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Patricia Ann Sharer

Patricia Ann Sharer, 83, passed away on March 11, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Patricia was born October 27, 1933, in Des Moines, IA. She enjoyed spending time working the Saturday flea markets with her husband, Richard. She also like to read and watch TV.

She is survived by her loving husband, Richard; children, Randy (Lucy) Sharer of Danville, IL, Sue (Dino) Eliopoulas of Danville, Illinois, and Lori (Larry) Meyer of Ocoee, Florida; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and many friends.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; and her sons, John Sharer and Jeff Sharer.

No services are currently planned.

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