Obituaries

Anita Garman-Gaby
B: 1969-03-12
D: 2017-04-27
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Garman-Gaby, Anita
Robert Clapper
B: 1933-12-04
D: 2017-04-26
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Clapper, Robert
Betty Longest
B: 1924-07-30
D: 2017-04-24
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Longest, Betty
David Boothby
B: 1941-10-18
D: 2017-04-24
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Boothby, David
Gloria McCann
B: 1945-08-07
D: 2017-04-23
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McCann, Gloria
Jackson Thornton
B: 2017-04-21
D: 2017-04-21
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Thornton, Jackson
Roger Carpenter
B: 1928-11-04
D: 2017-04-15
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Carpenter, Roger
Gordon Howell
B: 1920-03-18
D: 2017-04-12
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Howell, Gordon
Arline Wilkinson
B: 1933-07-22
D: 2017-04-12
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Wilkinson, Arline
William Zion
B: 1942-01-23
D: 2017-04-11
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Zion, William
Bill Jones
B: 1926-05-18
D: 2017-04-10
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Jones, Bill
Lisa Engleman
B: 1971-07-10
D: 2017-04-05
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Engleman, Lisa
Lorna Franke
B: 1930-05-24
D: 2017-04-01
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Franke, Lorna
Ellen Scherer
B: 1955-02-26
D: 2017-03-28
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Scherer, Ellen
Rita Walker
B: 1940-03-25
D: 2017-03-21
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Walker, Rita
Loretta "Irene" Foy
B: 1922-08-21
D: 2017-03-18
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Foy, Loretta "Irene"
Vern Chovan
B: 1927-04-10
D: 2017-03-15
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Chovan, Vern
Jerry Hettinger
B: 1933-10-21
D: 2017-03-13
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Hettinger, Jerry
Linda Weber
B: 1946-05-10
D: 2017-03-12
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Weber, Linda
Lois Meyer
B: 1927-07-10
D: 2017-03-06
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Meyer, Lois
Donald Smith
B: 1926-09-02
D: 2017-02-28
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Smith, Donald

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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?
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