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Michael Dye
B: 1943-04-14
D: 2017-05-27
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Dye, Michael
Charles Bennett
D: 2017-05-26
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Bennett, Charles
George McCully
B: 1943-07-02
D: 2017-05-26
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McCully, George
John Denison
D: 2017-05-25
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Denison, John
Lytle Galloway
B: 1942-09-17
D: 2017-05-25
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Galloway, Lytle
Betty Goode
B: 1924-11-01
D: 2017-05-24
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Goode, Betty
Ruth Petropol
B: 1936-07-20
D: 2017-05-24
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Petropol, Ruth
Jessica Hayes
B: 1978-09-06
D: 2017-05-22
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Hayes, Jessica
Charles Bednarik, Sr.
B: 1930-07-24
D: 2017-05-20
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Bednarik, Sr., Charles
Frances Lehmann
B: 1932-01-28
D: 2017-05-20
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Lehmann, Frances
Ronald Pedersen
B: 1936-08-29
D: 2017-05-19
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Pedersen, Ronald
Marjorie White
B: 1932-01-21
D: 2017-05-19
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White, Marjorie
Tyler Sellers
B: 1997-11-23
D: 2017-05-18
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Sellers, Tyler
Francis Gunde
B: 1955-12-30
D: 2017-05-18
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Gunde, Francis
Erminio Scavongelli
B: 1928-03-12
D: 2017-05-18
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Scavongelli, Erminio
CMSgt. William "Stan" Stanek (Ret.)
B: 1939-06-02
D: 2017-05-18
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"Stan" Stanek (Ret.), CMSgt. William
Peggy Pugh
B: 1964-06-17
D: 2017-05-17
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Pugh, Peggy
Mack Best
B: 1947-01-13
D: 2017-05-17
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Best, Mack
Mary Crowell
B: 1922-07-10
D: 2017-05-16
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Crowell, Mary
Elizabeth Hill
B: 1939-11-09
D: 2017-05-16
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Hill, Elizabeth
Edward Ebert
B: 1934-10-22
D: 2017-05-15
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Ebert, Edward

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  • 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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