Obituaries

Edward Mann
B: 1933-04-05
D: 2019-08-15
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Mann, Edward
Allen Walker
B: 1939-02-12
D: 2019-08-06
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Walker, Allen
Susan Givens
B: 1947-07-29
D: 2019-08-01
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Givens, Susan
Marilyn DeForest
B: 1929-09-09
D: 2019-07-31
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DeForest, Marilyn
Lorena Wallace
B: 1974-05-03
D: 2019-07-21
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Wallace, Lorena
Willie Williams
B: 1921-12-31
D: 2019-07-20
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Williams, Willie
Kathleen Carey
B: 1928-04-09
D: 2019-07-16
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Carey, Kathleen
Charles Lutz
B: 1938-08-30
D: 2019-07-14
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Lutz, Charles
Levern Sherman
D: 2019-07-14
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Sherman, Levern
Reiko Gingery
B: 1934-07-15
D: 2019-07-12
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Gingery, Reiko
Herman Roland
B: 1927-04-02
D: 2019-07-04
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Roland , Herman
Vickie Dennis
B: 1945-04-03
D: 2019-07-04
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Dennis, Vickie
Emily Goodrich
B: 1920-09-16
D: 2019-06-13
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Goodrich, Emily
Dorwyn Bates
D: 2019-06-04
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Bates, Dorwyn
Brenton Hobbs
B: 1949-04-03
D: 2019-05-28
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Hobbs, Brenton
Eric Sperry
B: 1947-04-10
D: 2019-05-23
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Sperry, Eric
James Schleicher
D: 2019-05-20
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Schleicher, James
Johanna Hays
B: 1944-03-28
D: 2019-05-07
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Hays, Johanna
Leon Gamble
B: 1928-02-24
D: 2019-05-06
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Gamble, Leon
Kenneth Sowle
B: 1934-02-21
D: 2019-05-05
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Sowle, Kenneth
Mary Rix
B: 1928-08-05
D: 2019-04-20
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Rix, Mary

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
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