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.

Service Details


No Visitation


Private Burial
at a later date


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa


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

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Bessie Davis

Bessie Kathleen Davis was born May 18, 1939 to Clyde and Edith Hansen. She passed away March 3, 2018 at Mitchellville Care Center at the age of 78.

Bessie retired from Principal Financial where she worked in pensions for many years. She loved horses.

Bessie is survived by her husband of 51 years, Harry Davis; sisters, Monica Goodrich and Rosie (Delmer) Mika; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Evelyn Clayton.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

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