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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Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:00 pm
Wesley House
2718 University Avenue
Des Moines


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


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

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Sherann Ice

Des Moines

Sherann was born on May 26, 1979, two months early, to Ann Ice in Minnesota. She lived with her mom until age 11, when her mom was killed by a drunk driver. Sherann was then raised by the state.

As a young adult, Sherann moved around, always trying to find a place. Then in January of 2006, Sherann was placed at ICIW, where she met her best friend and life partner, Amy Shull. Upon leaving ICIW, Sherann came to Des Moines to be with Amy and help raise their daughter, Leia Shull Shebe of Mississippi. Sherann was happy to have a family. Then three grandchildren also came along – Gara and Mella Rose, who were born on Sherann’s birthday, and Yama. She loved her grandkids.

Sherann celebrated five years clean and sober on January 1, 2018, and will have an AA meeting in her honor this Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6 p.m., at the Wesley House on Drake Campus, 28th & University. Everyone is welcome to come.

Sherann was Native Alaskan and was very proud of her heritage. She finally had all her dreams come true as she was met in Heaven by her mom, mother-in-law, Ms. Shull, brother-in-law, Mike Shull, and daughter, Ashlea.