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Drucilla Weirauch
B: 1950-06-16
D: 2017-05-21
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Weirauch, Drucilla
Mary Smith
B: 1933-04-26
D: 2017-05-21
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Smith, Mary
James Sheetz
B: 1935-10-04
D: 2017-05-21
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Sheetz, James
Sharon Mellott
B: 1955-05-18
D: 2017-05-20
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Mellott, Sharon
Marion Seifarth
B: 1915-12-26
D: 2017-05-20
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Seifarth, Marion
Lester Casida
B: 1928-08-25
D: 2017-05-18
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Casida, Lester
Jane MacMillan
B: 1927-05-01
D: 2017-05-10
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MacMillan, Jane
Lillian Preston
B: 1924-01-25
D: 2017-05-10
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Preston, Lillian
James Bloom
B: 1924-02-20
D: 2017-05-10
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Bloom, James
Blaine Fisher
B: 1974-05-25
D: 2017-05-04
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Fisher, Blaine
Kylee DeHass Hutchinson
B: 1987-04-27
D: 2017-05-02
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DeHass Hutchinson, Kylee
Andrew Besket
B: 1931-09-01
D: 2017-05-01
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Besket, Andrew
M. Neff
B: 1925-05-31
D: 2017-04-30
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Neff, M.
John Yearick
B: 1924-12-05
D: 2017-04-29
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Yearick, John
Charlotte Shrigley
B: 1930-11-10
D: 2017-04-29
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Shrigley, Charlotte
Richard Steele
B: 1940-11-06
D: 2017-04-24
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Steele, Richard
David Brown
B: 1957-01-21
D: 2017-04-23
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Brown, David
John Andrews
B: 1939-07-02
D: 2017-04-22
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Andrews, John
Dale Harris
B: 1940-08-10
D: 2017-04-21
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Harris, Dale
Imogene Sainburg
B: 1923-01-02
D: 2017-04-18
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Sainburg, Imogene
James Schirm
B: 1934-05-14
D: 2017-04-16
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Schirm, James

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  • to hold your hand.
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  • 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.
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  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
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