Obituaries

William Bates
D: 2017-07-11
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Bates, William
Nancy Lambert
D: 2017-07-16
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Lambert, Nancy
Gregory Miller
B: 1969-05-26
D: 2017-07-07
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Miller, Gregory
Doris Reeder
B: 1928-10-07
D: 2017-07-13
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Reeder, Doris
John Ashby
B: 1917-07-20
D: 2017-06-07
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Ashby, John
Leon Brennan
B: 1920-08-05
D: 2017-07-08
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Brennan, Leon
James Armstrong
B: 1974-06-09
D: 2017-07-09
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Armstrong, James
Delores Hargelroad
D: 2017-07-04
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Hargelroad, Delores
Janet Ehrhart
B: 1923-05-23
D: 2017-07-06
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Ehrhart, Janet
George Wells Jr.
B: 1929-09-30
D: 2017-06-12
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Wells Jr., George
Anthony Paar
B: 1936-08-01
D: 2017-06-21
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Paar, Anthony
Ellis Johnson
B: 1939-01-24
D: 2017-06-06
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Johnson, Ellis
Betty Sellers
B: 1928-04-02
D: 2017-06-06
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Sellers, Betty
Edna Keller
B: 1924-01-26
D: 2017-05-25
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Keller, Edna
George Alan Sternbergh
B: 1928-01-07
D: 2017-05-16
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Sternbergh, George Alan
Jack Strobel
B: 1935-10-29
D: 2017-05-10
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Strobel, Jack
Dennis E. Summers
B: 1942-09-06
D: 2017-05-12
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Summers, Dennis E.
Guy Hoover
B: 1914-02-04
D: 2017-05-11
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Hoover, Guy
William Foshag
B: 1928-08-28
D: 2017-04-27
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Foshag, William
Nancy Dickson
B: 1932-06-27
D: 2017-04-25
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Dickson, Nancy
Melissa Landis
B: 1962-07-14
D: 2017-04-06
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Landis, Melissa

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6. Consider what kind of ceremony you would like to have. You can plan for a traditional funeral followed by the cremation or delay the ceremony until you have the time to plan a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or scattering ceremony.

7. Ask for assistance from your family and friends. When making plans for a meaningful event, encourage everyone to get involved. Ask them to gather family photos, write down the stories they'd like to share, and talk to them about the best location for the event. If you would like a eulogy, this is the time to ask someone special to take on that task.

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10. Decide what will be done with the cremated remains. Commonly the urn is a visual focal point of a celebration-of-life. Will you then take it home? Will the scattering of ashes be a part of the event? You may want to purchase keepsake urns for family members.

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