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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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
4:00 pm
Crestwood Baptist Church
3717 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa




Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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Shelia K. Wright Shelia Wright, 73, passed away December 27, 2017, surrounded by the love and comfort of her family. She was born October 10, 1944, in Colfax, IA to George and Virginia Nicholson.

Shelia was a devout Christian and ordained minister. She was also a faithful member of Crestwood Baptist Church in Des Moines. Shelia cherished her family and their time spent together. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and being outdoors.

Shelia is survived by her daughters, Michelle (Bob) Crowder, Christnia (Jeff) Ellis, and Dawn Halligan; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 5 siblings; as well as other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Crestwood Baptist Church, 3717 Forest Avenue in Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Shelia.

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