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.

Service Details


Thursday, August 10, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa


Saturday, August 12, 2017
11:00 am
Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home
Hwy 5 & 240 North
Fayette, Missouri

The family will greet visitors one hour prior


Walnut Ridge Cemetery
Fayette, Missouri


Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Mary Perry

Mary Perry was born July 22, 1927 to Mitchell and Jennie Calvert. She passed away at Courtyard Estates Saturday August 5, 2017, at the age of 90.

Mary was united in marriage to Donald in 1951. She worked and retired from Quest Telephone Company. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and will be dearly missed by all that knew her.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Gloria Andrew of Mingo, Iowa; son, Arthur (Nan) Perry of Altoona, Iowa; sister, Loretta Sulltrop of Fayette, Missouri; eight grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald W. Perry; son, Ace; and her eight brothers, Harold, Joe, Floyd, Dale, Gerald, George, Herbert, and Carl.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home, Hwy 5 & 240 North in Fayette, Missouri. Family will greet friends one hour prior. Burial will follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Fayette, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dementia Society of America.

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