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Elizabeth Mallory
B: 1943-10-28
D: 2017-08-12
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Mallory, Elizabeth
Harry Hawuczyk
B: 1925-02-12
D: 2017-07-28
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Hawuczyk, Harry
Eizabeth Pfeifer
B: 1922-03-14
D: 2017-07-25
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Pfeifer, Eizabeth
Amy Naguib
B: 1979-04-20
D: 2017-07-19
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Naguib, Amy
Sheila Riley
B: 1950-11-18
D: 2017-07-16
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Riley, Sheila
David Brown
B: 1927-12-26
D: 2017-07-13
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Brown, David
Anna Seibert
B: 1926-10-16
D: 2017-07-08
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Seibert, Anna
Joan McGee
B: 1938-04-29
D: 2017-06-27
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McGee, Joan
Steven Young
B: 1956-10-27
D: 2017-06-25
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Young, Steven
Linda Carr
B: 1932-05-24
D: 2017-06-07
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Carr, Linda
Shawn Denman
B: 1975-11-06
D: 2017-06-01
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Denman, Shawn
Paul Flurschutz
B: 1930-09-03
D: 2017-05-27
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Flurschutz, Paul
Marsha Sweeney
B: 1964-11-14
D: 2017-05-20
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Sweeney, Marsha
Richard McManus
B: 1930-08-23
D: 2017-05-08
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McManus, Richard
Frieda Pelton
B: 1936-11-22
D: 2017-05-06
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Pelton, Frieda
Virginia Dewey
B: 1928-08-27
D: 2017-05-05
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Dewey, Virginia
Mary Bliss
B: 1926-09-10
D: 2017-05-05
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Bliss, Mary
Anna Hlywa
B: 1937-08-10
D: 2017-04-28
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Hlywa, Anna
Rolf Ziegler
B: 1927-10-22
D: 2017-04-20
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Ziegler, Rolf
Ruth Cooter
B: 1921-03-31
D: 2017-04-16
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Cooter, Ruth
Eva Fecycz
B: 1925-07-16
D: 2017-04-15
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Fecycz, Eva

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  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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