Obituaries

Dirk Bosgraf
B: 1974-12-21
D: 2017-03-23
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Bosgraf, Dirk
Leona Stark
B: 1941-04-20
D: 2017-03-19
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Stark, Leona
James Arnold
B: 1924-05-31
D: 2017-03-19
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Arnold, James
Nina Knost
B: 1933-05-11
D: 2017-03-17
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Knost, Nina
Gatewood Carr-Godwin
B: 1923-02-27
D: 2017-03-14
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Carr-Godwin, Gatewood
Robert Huffman
B: 1929-12-23
D: 2017-03-10
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Huffman, Robert
Glen Matthews
B: 1927-09-29
D: 2017-03-10
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Matthews, Glen
Robert Hill
B: 1927-07-03
D: 2017-03-08
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Hill, Robert
Margaret Murray
B: 1924-10-16
D: 2017-03-07
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Murray, Margaret
Faith Hannan
B: 1941-06-30
D: 2017-03-06
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Hannan, Faith
John Burge
B: 1959-06-02
D: 2017-02-28
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Burge, John
Peter Kinneberg
B: 1955-08-17
D: 2017-02-24
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Kinneberg, Peter
James Hoy
B: 1932-12-21
D: 2017-02-24
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Hoy, James
Allen Miller
B: 1949-08-14
D: 2017-02-24
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Miller, Allen
Ada Offenberger
B: 1950-09-19
D: 2017-02-20
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Offenberger, Ada
Mitchell Ruble
B: 1950-12-04
D: 2017-02-18
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Ruble, Mitchell
Joyce Green
B: 1937-01-27
D: 2017-02-15
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Green, Joyce
Bert Goddard
B: 1959-12-09
D: 2017-02-07
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Goddard, Bert
Marjorie Worthington
B: 1927-12-17
D: 2017-01-23
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Worthington, Marjorie
James Fernihough
B: 1933-10-31
D: 2017-01-22
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Fernihough, James
Kevin Arnold
B: 1948-04-01
D: 2017-01-19
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Arnold, Kevin

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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.

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  • 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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