Obituaries

Donna Caras
D: 2018-06-15
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Caras, Donna
Frank Flores
B: 1953-09-06
D: 2018-06-12
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Flores, Frank
Shirley Mackie
B: 1932-05-02
D: 2018-06-12
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Mackie, Shirley
James Lakofka
D: 2018-06-10
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Lakofka, James
Margaret Wilson
B: 1922-11-27
D: 2018-06-10
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Wilson, Margaret
Donald Gull
D: 2018-06-08
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Gull, Donald
W Miller
D: 2018-06-07
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Miller, W
Theresa House
B: 1963-11-30
D: 2018-06-05
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House, Theresa
William Dean
D: 2018-06-05
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Dean, William
Anita McDonald
D: 2018-06-05
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McDonald, Anita
Virgil Joseph
B: 1931-05-27
D: 2018-06-03
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Joseph, Virgil
Kenneth Vick
D: 2018-06-03
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Vick, Kenneth
Margie Truett
B: 1959-08-28
D: 2018-06-03
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Truett, Margie
Marsha Worthington
D: 2018-06-03
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Worthington, Marsha
Brenda Schmidt
B: 1959-03-19
D: 2018-06-01
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Schmidt, Brenda
John Crawford
D: 2018-05-31
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Crawford, John
Donald Johnson
B: 1921-09-20
D: 2018-05-28
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Johnson, Donald
Jodi Marshall
D: 2018-05-25
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Marshall, Jodi
Orpha Keil
B: 1921-06-08
D: 2018-05-22
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Keil, Orpha
Karen Ridenour
D: 2018-05-22
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Ridenour, Karen
William Paul
D: 2018-05-21
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Paul, William

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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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Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at (406) 543-4190 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.