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Kegan Dingle
B: 1996-02-02
D: 2018-05-12
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Dingle, Kegan
Allen Robison
B: 1949-05-14
D: 2018-05-05
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Robison, Allen
Joanne Foltz
D: 2018-01-05
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Foltz, Joanne
Ronald Reinhardt
B: 1936-06-29
D: 2018-04-02
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Reinhardt, Ronald
Betty Gift
B: 1925-05-20
D: 2018-05-05
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Gift, Betty
Robert Rogers
B: 1948-10-26
D: 2018-04-28
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Rogers, Robert
Cynthia Schlegel
D: 2018-04-16
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Schlegel, Cynthia
Rosemarie Corapi
B: 1933-10-01
D: 2018-04-25
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Corapi, Rosemarie
Jane Jeffers
B: 1932-11-23
D: 2018-04-21
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Jeffers, Jane
Kenneth Short
B: 1935-03-14
D: 2018-04-24
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Short, Kenneth
Esther Orsa
B: 1928-04-08
D: 2018-04-16
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Orsa, Esther
Melvin Fox
B: 1927-07-28
D: 2018-04-19
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Fox, Melvin
Randall "Randy" Wingerd
B: 1956-09-28
D: 2018-03-03
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Wingerd, Randall "Randy"
Jack Young
B: 1926-12-22
D: 2018-04-11
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Young, Jack
Helen Brown
B: 1925-04-20
D: 2018-04-11
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Brown, Helen
Margaret Sponsler
B: 1924-01-01
D: 2018-03-20
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Sponsler, Margaret
Heidi Houser
B: 1955-08-21
D: 2018-03-25
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Houser, Heidi
Barbara McClure
B: 1944-12-21
D: 2018-03-26
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McClure, Barbara
Linda Gipe
B: 1950-01-22
D: 2018-03-31
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Gipe, Linda
Daris Shatzer
B: 1928-03-29
D: 2018-03-27
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Shatzer, Daris
Elizabeth Reed
B: 1971-03-20
D: 2018-02-26
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Reed, Elizabeth

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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.