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The Dignity Memorial® online obituary search tool gives you access to obituaries from thousands of locations across North America. You can search by first or last name, state and publication date. Once you find the obituary you are looking for, you can get important information about upcoming services, share a favorite photo or memory, and send flowers or gifts to the family.

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Sandra Carson

Sandra Kay Carson

07/28/1940 – 05/24/2024

Sandra Kay Carson, age 83, of Windsor Heights, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024. A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 9 a.m. at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel in West Des...

John Boyt

John Douglas Boyt

02/05/1948 – 05/24/2024

John Douglas Boyt, age 76, of Clive, Iowa passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024. John will be laid to rest in Iowa Veterans Cemetery, 34024 Veterans Memorial Drive, Adel, Iowa.

Yvonne Scott

Yvonne Kay Scott

06/15/1938 – 05/23/2024

Yvonne Kay Scott, age 85, of Des Moines, Iowa passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024. A visitation will be held Friday, May 31, 2024 from 5 PM to 8 PM at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel. A funeral service...

Kathy Barakat

Kathy M. Barakat

08/10/1945 – 05/19/2024

Kathryn Margaret Barakat, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19th with her family by her side in Clive, Iowa. She was born to Floyd and Geraldyne Turner in Norfolk, VA on August 10th, 1945....

John Cavanaugh

John Stephen Cavanaugh Jr.

11/02/1938 – 05/16/2024

West Des Moines John Stephen Cavanaugh, Jr., 85, passed away May 16, 2024. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines with...

Beth Hill

Beth Anne Hill

04/06/1961 – 05/17/2024

Beth Anne Hill (Myer) went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 17, 2024. She was surrounded by her husband, daughters, parents, and sisters while she peacefully passed away at home after a long...

Donald Degnan

Dr. Donald A. Degnan

06/20/1928 – 05/12/2024

West Des Moines Dr. Donald A. Degnan, 95, passed away May 12, 2024. A memorial mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2024 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines followed...

Donald Sears

Donald A Sears

09/05/1948 – 05/08/2024

Donald Andrew Sears passed away on May 8th, 2024 at the age of 75 in Ankeny, Iowa. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 4-7 PM at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel. A memorial service...

Marvin Mowrey

Marvin F. Mowrey

02/21/1928 – 05/08/2024

Urbandale Marvin F. Mowrey, 96, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at his home of congestive heart failure. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2024 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel...

Otis Anderson

Otis Ludwig Anderson

09/30/1938 – 05/07/2024

Otis L. Anderson, age 85, of Ankeny, passed away peacefully on Tuesday. May 7, 2024 at Des Moines Mercy Hospital. Private family graveside services will be held at Ankeny Memorial Gardens Cemetery. ...


Obituaries celebrate and honor unique lives

Today’s obituaries are more than simple funeral announcements and a list of the names of family members. Modern obituaries include treasured memories, funny stories and important details that showcase the joys and moments of a life lived. A great obituary tells a unique story and reflects the personality of the person it commemorates.

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Obituaries give visitation, funeral and memorial details

Funeral services that include a viewing or wake are usually held within a few days of a death, but a funeral or memorial service can sometimes take place much later. Some families choose to hold a visitation before the service, while others may prefer a more low-key or private family service. A memorial service can take place at a funeral home, chapel or another location that was meaningful to the loved one. Preferences vary, and an obituary lets friends and family know where to go and when. The online obituary also allows you to sign up for reminders about services to provide assurance that you don't miss an important memorial event.

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