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 Events

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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Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


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

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Renee L. Japhet

Des Moines

Renee L. Japhet, 54, passed away on February 12, 2018. She was being cared for at Methodist Hospital.

“Sis”, as we all called her, was born November 13, 1962, to Clarence and Ramona Rowe in Des Moines, Iowa. She was an Eastsider and graduated from East High School. Renee’s wish was no memorial service and private family burial at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

She is survived by her loving son Shane Japhet, his partner Dena Dellaca and grandson, Jadon; mother and step-father Ramona and Charles Wood; and brother Ronald Rowe of Fort Dodge. Renee was preceded in death by her father Clarence Rowe and big brother Ralph Rowe.

We loved her and will miss her. With God’s help, we’ll all be together again.