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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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Sunday, May 28, 2017
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Eagles Lodge
6567 Bloomfield Road
Des Moines


Sunday, May 28, 2017
4:00 pm
No Formal Service



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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Dorene K. Warden

Dorene K. Warden, 63, passed away May 17, 2017 at Unity Point Des Moines Methodist. A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Eagles Lodge, 6567 Bloomfield Road in Des Moines.

Dorene was born August 16, 1953 in Des Moines to Daniel and Marguerite (Grinnell) Randolph. Her passion in life was caring for others. Dorene would open her heart and her home to anyone in need. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.

Dorene is survived by her longtime companion and best friend, Mark Ballard; her daughters, Julie Hoskins, Darlene Bly and Lindsey (Cary) Piening; grandchildren, Shelby, Nicholas, Samantha, Veronica, Cameron, Amber, Sarah, Chance, McKenzie and David; great-grandchildren, Bentley, Michael Jr., Abel and Romeo; sister, Darlene (Fred) Morris; half-brother, Ralph Randolph; half-sister, Jennifer Hazlip; and a host of extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Dorene.

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