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William Juliff
B: 1918-05-18
D: 2017-04-23
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Juliff, William
Beverly Arnold
B: 1932-10-15
D: 2017-04-21
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Arnold, Beverly
Mike Childress
B: 1946-01-04
D: 2017-04-20
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Childress, Mike
Debra Kraus
B: 1954-07-28
D: 2017-04-20
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Kraus, Debra
Eugene Kristof
B: 1926-01-09
D: 2017-04-19
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Kristof, Eugene
Margaret Kluge
B: 1943-01-26
D: 2017-04-18
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Kluge, Margaret
Lawrence Piepergerdes
B: 1928-11-18
D: 2017-04-18
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Piepergerdes, Lawrence
Scott Sladovnik
B: 1966-08-11
D: 2017-04-18
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Sladovnik, Scott
Roger Brown
B: 1954-06-25
D: 2017-04-18
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Brown, Roger
Chauncey Cambers
B: 1928-11-09
D: 2017-04-17
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Cambers, Chauncey
Clara Rice
B: 1930-11-18
D: 2017-04-16
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Rice, Clara
Mary Ann Bisacca
B: 1932-04-14
D: 2017-04-16
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Bisacca, Mary Ann
William Kufner
B: 1963-09-13
D: 2017-04-16
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Kufner, William
Audrey Williams
B: 1929-03-14
D: 2017-04-15
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Williams, Audrey
Jackie Thomas
B: 1942-07-26
D: 2017-04-15
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Thomas, Jackie
John Battor
B: 1962-06-22
D: 2017-04-14
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Battor, John
Frederick Young
B: 1956-09-03
D: 2017-04-13
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Young, Frederick
Lawrence Edmondson
B: 1926-02-06
D: 2017-04-13
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Edmondson, Lawrence
Richard Anthony
B: 1921-05-06
D: 2017-04-10
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Anthony, Richard
Dorothy Jones
B: 1929-12-11
D: 2017-04-10
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Jones, Dorothy
Betty Houtchens
B: 1931-08-09
D: 2017-04-10
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Houtchens, Betty

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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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