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Kathryn Rose
B: 1922-09-15
D: 2018-10-15
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Rose, Kathryn
Irene Tokodi
B: 1927-07-30
D: 2018-10-15
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Tokodi, Irene
Nancy Mollenhauer
B: 1932-01-28
D: 2018-10-13
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Mollenhauer, Nancy
Sandra Schilling
B: 1952-04-26
D: 2018-10-13
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Schilling, Sandra
Nancy Hoy
B: 1933-05-04
D: 2018-10-04
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Hoy, Nancy
Luada Wesel
B: 1931-03-05
D: 2018-10-02
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Wesel, Luada
Maxine Hopp
B: 1939-04-30
D: 2018-09-24
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Hopp, Maxine
Jeanette Schwendeman
B: 1937-12-24
D: 2018-09-09
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Schwendeman, Jeanette
Charolette Carr
B: 1949-10-08
D: 2018-09-06
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Carr, Charolette
Adrienne Weyrich
B: 1930-01-12
D: 2018-09-05
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Weyrich, Adrienne
Donald Anderson
B: 1930-10-30
D: 2018-09-04
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Anderson, Donald
Frances Farley
B: 1931-11-30
D: 2018-09-02
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Farley, Frances
Ruth Trotter
B: 1923-09-23
D: 2018-08-29
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Trotter, Ruth
Charles West
B: 1932-07-31
D: 2018-08-12
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West, Charles
Joe Schofield
B: 1947-10-15
D: 2018-08-08
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Schofield, Joe
Vaughn Moore
B: 1955-04-30
D: 2018-08-03
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Moore, Vaughn
James Harrison
B: 1948-08-06
D: 2018-08-01
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Harrison, James
Lucille Hupp
B: 1917-10-17
D: 2018-07-20
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Hupp, Lucille
Katie Miller
B: 2018-07-11
D: 2018-07-18
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Miller, Katie
Marcia Smith
B: 1945-06-24
D: 2018-07-14
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Smith, Marcia
Karen Flowers
B: 1963-09-12
D: 2018-07-12
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Flowers, Karen

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A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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