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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Academy of Grief and Loss
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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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Community Events

Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.

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No visitation is planned
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A private Celebration of Life
at a later date




Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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Jane A. Speas

Jane Ann Speas, 66, was born February 28, 1951 in Des Moines, the daughter of Orville and Velda (Owen) Johnson. She passed away Friday, January 5, 2018.

Jane is survived by her husband of 46 years, Chuck; son, Andrew Speas and grandchildren, Blaine and Avery Speas.

Cremation has occurred and a private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Polk County Fair in loving memory of Jane.

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