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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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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines


Wednesday, May 25, 2011
4:00 pm
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Jody Byers

Jody Ann Byers, 35, died on May 23 at Taylor House in Des Moines. A Memorial Visitation will be held at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 25, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

Jody was born in Des Moines on July 28, 1975. She grew up in Takoma Park, MD. She enjoyed spending time during the summers in Iowa. Jodi moved to South Dakota with her beloved Papa and grandma and started her nursing career. She graduated from DMACC as an RN. She loved her job as a nurse, her patients and the many nursing friends she met along the way. Her children were the loves of her life. She enjoyed shopping, traveling and hanging out with family and friends. Jody was a Registered Nurse and worked at Fleur Heights Care Center and Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. She had an ever-loving heart. With her heart of gold, she held great love for her children, family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Christopher Byers; her daughter, Kayla Byers; her mother, Kay (Larry) Wischhoefer; her father, Larry (Patty) Byers; two brothers, Jamie (Tracey) Byers, and Tracy Wischhoefer; her sister, Kim Byers; grandparents, Marge & Dennis Lowry and Wilma Wischhoefer;nephew, JJ and niece, Sara; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jody is preceded in death by her grandparents, Lawrence and Hazel Byers, Keith and June Peterson and William Wischhoefer.

Jody will be forever loved and greatly missed. Memorial Contributions may be directed to her children Christopher and Kayla.