Obituaries

Mary Hagenbach
B: 1923-11-18
D: 2021-02-23
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Hagenbach, Mary
Shirley Norfolk
B: 1934-12-19
D: 2021-02-23
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Norfolk, Shirley
Robert Platt
D: 2021-02-22
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Platt, Robert
Jerry Coon
B: 1956-03-26
D: 2021-02-22
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Coon, Jerry
Doris Tatterson
B: 1941-06-13
D: 2021-02-21
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Tatterson, Doris
Mary Jane Hamilton
B: 1934-10-24
D: 2021-02-20
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Hamilton, Mary Jane
Patricia Wichmann
B: 1923-03-17
D: 2021-02-19
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Wichmann, Patricia
Willard Toney
B: 1938-02-08
D: 2021-02-19
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Toney, Willard
Alice Girillo
B: 1927-08-07
D: 2021-02-18
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Girillo, Alice
Eugene Spears
B: 1935-03-07
D: 2021-02-18
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Spears, Eugene
James Malloy
B: 1957-12-14
D: 2021-02-17
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Malloy, James
Rosie Roe
B: 1942-02-19
D: 2021-02-17
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Roe, Rosie
Sara Carter
B: 1932-12-21
D: 2021-02-17
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Carter, Sara
Mary Herkert
B: 1927-09-04
D: 2021-02-16
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Herkert, Mary
Robert Oliva
B: 1929-03-07
D: 2021-02-15
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Oliva, Robert
Gretchen Decker
B: 1964-03-25
D: 2021-02-15
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Decker, Gretchen
Thomas Feddon
B: 1942-03-02
D: 2021-02-15
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Feddon, Thomas
Ford West
B: 1947-12-11
D: 2021-02-14
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West, Ford
Phyllis Hall
B: 1927-02-20
D: 2021-02-14
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Hall, Phyllis
Michael Shover
B: 1968-10-21
D: 2021-02-14
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Shover, Michael
Dolores James
B: 1929-12-16
D: 2021-02-14
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James, Dolores

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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.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
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  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
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