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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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605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Sheryl Akers

Sheryl Ray Akers, 73, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines.

Sheryl was born November 1, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to LeRoy and Pauline Akers. She was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and was honorably discharge in 1967. Sheryl enjoyed baking. She had a passion for taking care of others and enjoyed her job in the nursing field. Above all else, Sheryl treasured time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She had a soft spot in her heart for dogs, especially pit bulls and she loved her pit bull, Bow Wow.

She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie, Tammy, Aliza, Cacao, Stacie and Chianni; sons, Davon, Evian and Dorsey; grandchildren, Ellisha, R.J., Kaelen, Michael, Kainen and Marquis; great-granddaughter, Mia; brothers, Robert, John and Phil; and her sister, Virginia.

Sheryl was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and Pauline (Timpson) Akers; son, Franklin; brother, Richard and her furry four-legged friend, Bow Wow.

There will be no services held at this time.