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 of Grief and Loss
Academy Events

Academy Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
Community Events

Community Events

Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.

Our Staff

Ed Payne

Information Technology Support

Ed joined the Hamilton’s staff as Information Technology Support in September of 2008. A native of Des Moines, he attended high school in Chariton, Iowa, went to Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, and has lived and worked in both Iowa and Missouri. With a wide range of experience in banking, ministry, computers, and data management, Ed is right at home supporting the systems that enable Hamilton’s staff to do what they do best – assisting our client families in their time of need.

Ed and his wife Linda live in Des Moines, and have a son and his family in the Kansas City area, and two daughters, one who lives with her family in Florida, and one who lives in Boone. Ed and Linda are members of Berean Assembly of God in Pleasant Hill, where they both are active. They especially enjoy times with their two granddaughters and three grandsons. (By the way, being a grandfather is AWE-SOME!)