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Mildred Randolph
B: 1918-03-01
D: 2017-06-20
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Randolph, Mildred
Tyson Hettenschuller
B: 1997-07-09
D: 2017-06-20
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Hettenschuller, Tyson
Zoe McCleaf
B: 1929-10-17
D: 2017-06-19
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McCleaf, Zoe
James Clever
B: 1952-02-25
D: 2017-06-18
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Clever, James
Dean Eichelberger
B: 1946-01-07
D: 2017-06-18
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Eichelberger, Dean
Myrtle Seilhamer
B: 1934-05-23
D: 2017-06-14
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Seilhamer, Myrtle
Robert Lininger
B: 1973-12-11
D: 2017-06-14
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Lininger, Robert
Randy Motter
B: 1954-02-08
D: 2017-06-13
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Motter, Randy
Ronald Sites
B: 1940-11-10
D: 2017-06-13
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Sites, Ronald
Mary "Karolyn" Lawrence
B: 1944-12-25
D: 2017-06-11
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Lawrence, Mary "Karolyn"
David Baer
B: 1963-04-30
D: 2017-06-10
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Baer, David
Charles Horner
B: 1931-10-20
D: 2017-06-09
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Horner, Charles
Peggy McNew
B: 1936-06-25
D: 2017-06-09
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McNew, Peggy
Mark Werdebaugh
B: 1949-10-18
D: 2017-06-09
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Werdebaugh, Mark
Wayne Kell
B: 1927-11-24
D: 2017-06-08
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Kell, Wayne
Patricia Cramer
B: 1933-03-23
D: 2017-06-06
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Cramer, Patricia
Robert Watz
B: 1925-06-23
D: 2017-06-05
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Watz, Robert
Connie Barges
B: 1953-11-10
D: 2017-06-05
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Barges, Connie
Carl Adams
B: 1933-02-07
D: 2017-06-05
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Adams, Carl
Theodore Overcash
B: 1933-07-14
D: 2017-06-03
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Overcash, Theodore
Joseph Cooper
B: 1953-08-07
D: 2017-06-02
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Cooper, Joseph

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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.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
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  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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