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Service Details

Visitation:

Saturday, April 29, 2017
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Service:

Saturday, April 29, 2017
2:00 pm
Visitation only (See above)

Disposition:

Cremation following visitation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines

Arrangements:

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

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Des Moines

Sandy Bess Sandy Bess, age 57, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017, at Carlisle Care Center. She was born the daughter of Samuel and Pearlie Bess on October 6, 1959, in Amarillo, Texas.

Sandy loved cooking and had a laugh that would brighten up the entire room. The love she had for her family was so evident. She was a hardworking single mother who loved her children. Her greatest joy was being with her family, even in her last days she still found a way to fill the room with laughter. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving children, Wayne Jemerigbe, Omasey Jemerigbe, Arthur Jemerigbe and Andrew Jemerigbe; 12 grandchildren; siblings, Ramona Bess, Wanda Bess, Tony Bess, Clyde Bess, Samuel Bess, Jr., David Bess and Zelma Bess; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Sandy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert; grandson, Damien Jemerigbe; sister, Jean Bess; and her parents.

There will be a celebration of Sandy’s life from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines.

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

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