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Service Details

Visitation:

Friday, November 10, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Visitation will follow the service
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Service:

Friday, November 10, 2017
10:00 am
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Cremation

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Ada Ru Stafford Ada Ru Stafford, was called by Jesus on Saturday, November 4, 2017. She was born January 17, 1958, in Dearborn, Michigan, the daughter of George and Leora Harlow.

Ada was a loving wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt, and friend. The most important thing in her life was her family and their time spent together. She enjoyed volunteering, crocheting afghans and hats for newborns, making jewelry, and expanding her small business, Homemade Habitat, where she made soaps, bath bombs, and shampoo. She also worked full-time for the Des Moines Public Schools.

Ada’s life will be celebrated and remembered by her family, her loving husband and soulmate of nearly 33 years, Tom; beloved dog, Daisy; five daughters, Jenifer and Rocky Welch and their children Andy and Alax and her son Andrew; Jessica and Robert Cooper and their children Damian and Desiree; Katie and Paul Ellis; Keeley and Harvey Anderson and their children Zoe, Gwendolynn, and Alaina; Laura and Ben Tanui and their children Laura, Nia, Grace, and Emma; as well as other extended family and loving friends.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines with visitation following the service until 12:00 p.m.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com