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Terry Gerig
B: 1948-04-02
D: 2017-07-18
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Gerig, Terry
Jack Smith
B: 1933-09-22
D: 2017-07-17
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Smith, Jack
Josephine Halter
B: 1922-06-17
D: 2017-07-13
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Halter, Josephine
Marcia Moore
B: 1940-09-24
D: 2017-07-12
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Moore, Marcia
Richard Beltz
B: 1923-01-19
D: 2017-06-30
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Beltz, Richard
Debra Clark
B: 1970-04-26
D: 2017-06-29
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Clark, Debra
James Houser
B: 1943-05-11
D: 2017-06-28
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Houser, James
Thomas Berning
B: 1954-01-24
D: 2017-06-26
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Berning, Thomas
Candace Eastman
B: 1955-08-01
D: 2017-06-23
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Eastman, Candace
Myrtle Keller
B: 1922-10-08
D: 2017-06-22
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Keller, Myrtle
Willowdean "Dee" Franklin
B: 1934-00-00
D: 2017-06-19
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Franklin, Willowdean "Dee"
Richard Merrill
B: 1935-11-08
D: 2017-06-18
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Merrill, Richard
Tyson Porter
B: 1936-03-25
D: 2017-06-08
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Porter, Tyson
John Feasby
B: 1930-07-20
D: 2017-06-07
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Feasby, John
Sarah Wyman
B: 1926-04-09
D: 2017-06-06
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Wyman, Sarah
Dorothy Hoover
B: 1924-06-19
D: 2017-05-20
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Hoover, Dorothy
Sandra Lux
B: 1946-10-12
D: 2017-05-18
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Lux, Sandra
Janet Hause
B: 1954-01-17
D: 2017-05-18
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Hause, Janet
Sharon "Sheree" Fate-Vargo
B: 1966-08-06
D: 2017-05-16
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Fate-Vargo, Sharon "Sheree"
George Tricolas
B: 1929-07-31
D: 2017-05-15
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Tricolas, George
James Hair
B: 1957-03-07
D: 2017-05-11
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Hair, James

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

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.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.