Funeral and cremation

Stevens Memorial Chapel

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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.





Religious & Cultural


Our Difference

When planning a funeral, you should feel confident in your funeral provider. The Dignity Memorial family of funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries is backed by the largest network of funeral providers in North America. We are proud to offer valuable services to families that only we can offer. Learn more about the Dignity Difference.

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  • Personal Planning Guide

  • Free online obituary

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  • Experts in honoring veterans

  • Away from home protection

  • Celebration of life

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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.

We’re here to help

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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Plan ahead

Making final arrangements ahead of time helps relieve your family of both emotional and financial burdens. Let us help you design a service with lots of personal touches.

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