Obituaries

Stephen Edwards
B: 1947-11-10
D: 2018-10-13
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Edwards, Stephen
Thomas Ruhstorfer
B: 1951-09-30
D: 2018-10-11
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Ruhstorfer, Thomas
Joyce Laverty
B: 1934-11-18
D: 2018-10-10
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Laverty, Joyce
Arnold Hanner
B: 1948-09-05
D: 2018-10-09
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Hanner, Arnold
Betty Adams
B: 1928-02-15
D: 2018-10-07
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Adams, Betty
Elizabeth Little
B: 1954-01-12
D: 2018-10-06
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Little, Elizabeth
Floyd Koontz
B: 1952-02-24
D: 2018-10-04
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Koontz, Floyd
Doral Eichhorn
B: 1951-11-27
D: 2018-09-26
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Eichhorn, Doral
Constance Smith
B: 1951-03-21
D: 2018-09-19
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Smith, Constance
Frank Whalen
B: 1974-08-08
D: 2018-09-05
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Whalen, Frank
Donalda Courter-Conlay
B: 1958-05-02
D: 2018-09-02
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Courter-Conlay, Donalda
Christopher Osborn
B: 1984-06-19
D: 2018-08-26
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Osborn, Christopher
Robert Karl
B: 1947-10-19
D: 2018-08-22
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Karl, Robert
Deborah Masse
B: 1954-08-21
D: 2018-08-21
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Masse, Deborah
James Martin
B: 1950-01-15
D: 2018-08-16
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Martin, James
Gerald Coleman
D: 2018-08-12
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Coleman, Gerald
Julia Dougherty-Letts
B: 1938-07-31
D: 2018-08-09
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Dougherty-Letts, Julia
Steven Grim
D: 2018-07-22
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Grim, Steven
Jack Little
B: 1957-09-02
D: 2018-07-05
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Little, Jack
Jeanne Briggs
B: 1946-07-01
D: 2018-07-01
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Briggs, Jeanne
Jeanne Loiacono
B: 1929-09-27
D: 2018-07-01
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Loiacono, Jeanne

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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?
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