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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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121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Viola Beaman Viola Mae Beaman, 97, of Urbandale, Iowa, passed away of natural causes on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. She was born March 30, 1920 to Henry and Bertha (Stanley) Barger in Centerville, Iowa.

Viola is survived by her children, Nancy Wilson and Robert Beaman, both of Des Moines; six grandchildren; Johnny (Valerie) Zell, Melissa Wilson, Angela Pavik, Brian (Nikki Parker) Beaman, Cori Beaman, and David Beaman; great-grandchildren, Nicholas (Holly) Zell, Kelson Zell, Brett Beaman and Beau Beaman along with a host of other family and beloved friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Beaman and daughter Sally Zell.

Private services were held and burial took place at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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