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Donna Katzenmeier
B: 1943-09-12
D: 2017-12-06
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Katzenmeier, Donna
Rosemary Bantz
B: 1924-01-19
D: 2017-12-05
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Bantz, Rosemary
Roberta Teddy
B: 1924-10-05
D: 2017-12-03
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Teddy, Roberta
Eliza Wilson
B: 1926-05-19
D: 2017-11-28
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Wilson, Eliza
Jack Chandler
B: 1939-01-10
D: 2017-11-27
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Chandler, Jack
John Moon
B: 1933-10-24
D: 2017-11-25
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Moon, John
John Karagianis
B: 1977-10-13
D: 2017-11-22
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Karagianis, John
Vickie Wilson
B: 1955-11-12
D: 2017-11-17
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Wilson, Vickie
Verna Hickenlooper
B: 1921-06-15
D: 2017-11-16
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Hickenlooper, Verna
Allen Bohn
B: 1933-11-16
D: 2017-11-15
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Bohn, Allen
Wilma Strickland
B: 1925-02-01
D: 2017-11-11
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Strickland, Wilma
Judith Venditti
B: 1942-01-26
D: 2017-11-10
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Venditti, Judith
Ruth Park
B: 1920-01-17
D: 2017-11-09
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Park, Ruth
Janet Yingling
B: 1942-04-25
D: 2017-11-09
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Yingling, Janet
Doris Thompson
B: 1928-02-04
D: 2017-11-07
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Thompson, Doris
Kameron Williamson
B: 2005-06-15
D: 2017-11-04
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Williamson, Kameron
Clifton Reusser
B: 1984-06-19
D: 2017-11-04
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Reusser, Clifton
Wendell Prather
B: 1923-08-14
D: 2017-10-30
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Prather, Wendell
Betty Shanks
B: 1931-01-18
D: 2017-10-26
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Shanks, Betty
William Alvey
B: 1954-01-07
D: 2017-10-23
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Alvey, William
Pauline Mills
B: 1923-03-11
D: 2017-10-12
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Mills, Pauline

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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.

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