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Gladys Denlinger
B: 1920-02-19
D: 2017-07-21
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Denlinger, Gladys
Pauline Weller
B: 1925-07-21
D: 2017-07-19
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Weller, Pauline
Suzann Finger
B: 1942-06-21
D: 2017-07-19
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Finger, Suzann
James McCarrell
B: 1921-08-04
D: 2017-07-16
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McCarrell, James
Alta Rhodes
B: 1923-09-04
D: 2017-07-13
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Rhodes, Alta
Raymond Good
B: 1933-09-02
D: 2017-07-12
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Good, Raymond
Paul Kurtz
B: 1937-01-22
D: 2017-07-11
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Kurtz, Paul
Alta Good
B: 1929-10-30
D: 2017-07-11
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Good, Alta
Nancy Burkhart
B: 1942-10-06
D: 2017-07-10
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Burkhart, Nancy
Moses Sensenig
B: 1944-08-08
D: 2017-07-10
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Sensenig, Moses
Esther Simmons
B: 1920-09-26
D: 2017-07-10
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Simmons, Esther
Augustine Titus
B: 2017-07-09
D: 2017-07-09
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Titus, Augustine
Betty Martin
B: 1923-08-23
D: 2017-07-07
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Martin, Betty
Dwain Engel
B: 1959-02-14
D: 2017-07-06
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Engel, Dwain
Frances Yelk
B: 1923-06-20
D: 2017-07-03
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Yelk, Frances
Robert Unruh
B: 1929-06-05
D: 2017-07-03
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Unruh, Robert
Anna Mae Sensenig
B: 1928-10-26
D: 2017-06-27
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Sensenig, Anna Mae
Mark Russell
B: 1946-10-26
D: 2017-06-27
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Russell, Mark
Karolyn Martin
B: 1986-08-03
D: 2017-06-23
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Martin, Karolyn
Lydia Brubaker
B: 1961-09-27
D: 2017-06-22
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Brubaker, Lydia
Mae Weaver
B: 1925-08-17
D: 2017-06-22
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Weaver, Mae

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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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