Obituaries

Darlene Jonas
B: 1948-05-28
D: 2017-05-22
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Jonas, Darlene
Joye L. Kansal
B: 1961-10-25
D: 2017-05-17
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Kansal, Joye L.
Susan Keesee
B: 1950-09-16
D: 2017-05-15
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Keesee, Susan
Darleen Cruwe
B: 1937-04-06
D: 2017-05-10
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Cruwe, Darleen
Mary Mims
B: 1938-12-28
D: 2017-05-06
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Mims, Mary
Dana Heinritz
B: 1921-03-02
D: 2017-05-05
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Heinritz, Dana
Ronald Vaughn
B: 1954-11-04
D: 2017-05-03
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Vaughn, Ronald
Mona Pearson
B: 1931-01-17
D: 2017-04-29
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Pearson, Mona
Oneal E. Stricklin
B: 1928-03-28
D: 2017-04-28
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Stricklin, Oneal E.
Wesley Martin Flor
B: 1937-02-03
D: 2017-04-25
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Flor, Wesley Martin
Velma Turnbull
B: 1917-09-22
D: 2017-04-25
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Turnbull, Velma
Jeannene Gossett
B: 1936-01-31
D: 2017-04-24
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Gossett, Jeannene
Mildred Burch
B: 1922-12-11
D: 2017-04-24
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Burch, Mildred
Janice Ryan
B: 1927-08-29
D: 2017-04-23
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Ryan, Janice
Joyce Rudis
B: 1943-05-23
D: 2017-04-22
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Rudis, Joyce
Gerald Whitlow
B: 1940-08-08
D: 2017-04-20
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Whitlow, Gerald
Barbara Bieser
B: 1932-02-17
D: 2017-04-19
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Bieser, Barbara
Virginia Richter
B: 1922-10-22
D: 2017-04-16
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Richter, Virginia
Kenneth Powers
B: 1952-06-23
D: 2017-04-15
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Powers, Kenneth
Elva Bair
B: 1919-07-26
D: 2017-04-14
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Bair, Elva
Dorothy Whiton
B: 1949-08-07
D: 2017-04-12
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Whiton, Dorothy

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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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