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At Stevens Memorial Chapel, a funeral home in Ames, Iowa, we transform life’s most memorable stories into custom-tailored tributes to be remembered by all who attend.

Customized funeral services

Chapel at Stevens Memorial ChapelImagine a themed memorial service for a rancher with a pioneering spirit, complete with a horse-drawn funeral carriage. For the person with a legendary sweet tooth, envision a cocktail hour with a twist: gourmet candy served on trays by hostesses, in a black-tie and best-dressed affair. Whether you prefer a traditional religious ceremony or a contemporary celebration of life, our expert funeral directors specialize in getting each detail right to fulfill almost any final wish.

A funeral with military honors represents a distinct option for those who have served our country with integrity and valor. Stevens Memorial Chapel also offers cremation for those who choose this option. Our chapel welcomes guests from all walks of faith, and our flexible reception space adapts to the size of your guest list. From professionally catered favorite dishes to selecting the music to evoke just the right mood, let us take care of the details so you can spend more time with those who matter most.

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At Stevens Memorial Chapel, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

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We appreciate the opportunity to introduce you to our funeral home. We care about the community we live and work in, and pledge to continue to serve Ames with integrity and compassion. We invite you to stop by to meet our team or take a tour. Should you need immediate assistance with funeral services in Ames, we stand ready to take your call, day or night.


Front exterior at Stevens Memorial ChapelStevens Memorial Chapel was established as Duckworth Funeral Home in Ames, Iowa, in 1908, initially located near downtown on Burnett Avenue. Later, Francis L. Stevens became a partner and the name became Duckworth Stevens Funeral Home.

When Stevens became the sole proprietor, the home’s name changed again to Stevens Memorial Chapel. In 1964, the business relocated to its present location of 607 28th Street, one half block east of the Ames mall. Today, our local team continues our century-old tradition of service by creating personalized memorial tributes.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Excellent, caring service. Absolutely no complaints."

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August 2020

"The staff was extremely compassionate and competent. They put the needs of the family FIRST."

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March 2020

"From walking in the front door Kevin and Madison were very professional but yet so relatable. Weird as it sounds they became friends of our family while we worked together in the worst circumstances. We really appreciate all the work and calls made to make the day as Special as it could be."

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September 2019

"They were so friendly, and even through sad Times, we were able To chuckle and Enjoy our preparing with the funeral Home."

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August 2019

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