Obituaries

Sarah Kingston
B: 1947-07-06
D: 2020-02-27
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Kingston, Sarah
Timothy Matson
B: 1958-06-10
D: 2020-02-25
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Matson, Timothy
Brian O'Shea
B: 1961-01-01
D: 2020-02-23
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O'Shea, Brian
Donna Ward
B: 1942-02-22
D: 2020-02-23
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Ward, Donna
Grace Frazier
B: 1923-04-10
D: 2020-02-19
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Frazier, Grace
Phyllis Dimick
B: 1949-03-06
D: 2020-02-17
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Dimick, Phyllis
Mary Oakes
B: 1944-01-23
D: 2020-02-17
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Oakes, Mary
Martha Connors
B: 1946-05-26
D: 2020-02-15
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Connors, Martha
Ann Daye
B: 1930-11-30
D: 2020-02-13
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Daye, Ann
Maryjane Lazare
B: 1963-01-27
D: 2020-02-12
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Lazare, Maryjane
Helga Hartle
B: 1941-03-08
D: 2020-02-07
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Hartle, Helga
Frank Tassie
B: 1937-02-14
D: 2020-02-05
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Tassie, Frank
Ted Walrich
B: 1938-10-01
D: 2020-02-02
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Walrich, Ted
Jerre Kilroy
B: 1935-01-23
D: 2020-02-02
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Kilroy, Jerre
Larry White
B: 1939-01-09
D: 2020-01-31
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White, Larry
Bernard Lanning
B: 1935-11-04
D: 2020-01-30
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Lanning, Bernard
Sandra Jock
B: 1948-12-24
D: 2020-01-23
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Jock, Sandra
Wayne Storm
B: 1971-03-25
D: 2020-01-23
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Storm, Wayne
Dennis Binan
B: 1970-08-11
D: 2020-01-19
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Binan, Dennis
Betty Tupper
B: 1939-09-12
D: 2020-01-18
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Tupper, Betty
Howard Despaw
B: 1937-05-02
D: 2020-01-18
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Despaw, Howard

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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?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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