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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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Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:00 am
Union Park United Methodist Church
2305 East 12th Street
Des Moines


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


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

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Pamela Longnecker

Des Moines

Pamela Sue Longnecker, 71, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, peacefully at home in Des Moines, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Union Park United Methodist Church, 2305 East 12th Street, Des Moines.

Pam was born May 21, 1945, in Newton, Iowa to Roy and Marjorie (Hall) Cox. She was employed by Wells Fargo for 27 years. Pam loved her dogs, Bo-Bo and Sparky and she loved to read. She enjoyed traveling and going on vacation, and square dancing.

She is survived by her husband, John; daughters, Melanie Wilson-Bright (Virgil) and Melissa Smith (Paul McLaughlin); step-daughters, Johnna Longnecker (John Stanger), Ramona Bothe, and Peggy; granddaughter, Jamie Lechtenberger (Dan) and many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and co-workers.

Pam was preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.