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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Service Details


No visitation planned


Private burial at
Mt. Hope Cemetery
at a later date


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


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

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Betty R. Larson

Betty R. Larson, 72, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. She was born June 27, 1945 to John and Helen Salanitro in Omaha, Nebraska.

Betty worked many years at Walgreens and K-Mart where she enjoyed her customers. She enjoyed knitting and shopping.

Betty is survived by her children, Christine (Ron) Cornwell and Matthew (Alissa) Larson; grandchildren, Justin (Melissa) Cornwell, Colton Cornwell (Jordan), and Kylie Cornwell (Clayton); great-grandchildren, Drake and Avery Cornwell; siblings, Nora Wilmoth, John (Joyce) Salanitro, and Pat Hailar; and a host of other family and beloved friends.

A private graveside will occur at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Omaha.

Memorial contributions may be directed to family in loving memory of Betty.

Condolences may be expressed online at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.