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 Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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Norma Jean Johnson

Norma Jean Johnson, 82, passed away May 7, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center. No services are planned.

Norma was born February 22, 1936 in Des Moines to Elmer and Darlene Shepherd. She graduated from East High School in 1954. She loved flower gardening, crocheting, quilting and baking.

Norma is survived by her husband of 61 years, Walter Johnson; daughter, Patricia; grandchildren, Michael (Kelsay) Johnson and Diane (Russell) Paul; four great-grandchildren; brothers, James Shepherd and Robert (Bengie) Shepherd; and a host of extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Johnson; brothers, Paul and Raymond Shepherd; and her parents.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.