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, Iowa


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

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Marilyn Rose Shepherd

Marilyn Rose Shepherd
Of Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Marilyn Rose Shepherd, age 79, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. She was born the daughter of William and Ruth Matheson on August 13, 1937 in Numa, Iowa.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 61 years, Raymond; children, Nancy Shepherd and Laura Hadley; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and siblings, Gwen (Lonnie) Overton and John Matheson.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents.

In honor of Marilyn’s wishes no services will be held.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Marilyn.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com