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.
· Learn More
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.

Service Details



Friday, October 6, 2017
11:00 am
Berean Assembly of God Church
5299 E. University Ave.,
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa


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

Order Flowers
Order Flowers

Gwendolyn "Jean" Kirkpatrick

Gwendolyn “Jean” Kirkpatrick
Of Des Moines, Iowa

Gwendolyn “Jean” Kirkpatrick, age 88, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Gwen was born the daughter of Nicholas and Julia Meyers on March 13, 1929 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include her children, Donnie (Barb) Kirkpatrick, Pam (Don) Thompson, Betty Kain, Billie Stier, Rosemary (Fred) Collins, Roseann (Zane) Gearhart, and Ruth (Marty) Arndt; sisters, Ruth Gracey, Judy Richards, Betty Earixson, and Sheila Meyers; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren – 59 WOW!

Jean was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Rench.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 6, 2017 at Berean Assembly of God Church, 5299 E. University Ave., Des Moines.

Family would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to The Bridges of Ankeny.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in loving memory of Jean.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com