Obituaries

Maria Cruces
B: 1932-01-24
D: 2018-09-26
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Cruces, Maria
Brenda Abraham
B: 1955-02-13
D: 2018-09-24
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Abraham, Brenda
William Davis
B: 1948-03-18
D: 2018-09-22
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Davis, William
Sarah Nemeth
B: 1927-07-30
D: 2018-09-18
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Nemeth, Sarah
Raul Flores
B: 1952-01-19
D: 2018-09-12
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Flores, Raul
Kenneth Herring
B: 1945-01-08
D: 2018-09-08
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Herring, Kenneth
Ronnie Wieldt
B: 1947-06-03
D: 2018-09-01
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Wieldt, Ronnie
Cynthia "Cindy" Gutkowski
B: 1960-07-26
D: 2018-08-31
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Gutkowski, Cynthia "Cindy"
Paul Smith
B: 1925-10-22
D: 2018-08-06
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Smith, Paul
Virginia Ross
B: 1922-04-18
D: 2018-08-05
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Ross, Virginia
Nelda Collett
B: 1948-07-28
D: 2018-07-24
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Collett, Nelda
Nancy Flournoy
B: 1925-02-01
D: 2018-07-06
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Flournoy, Nancy
Tommy Abram
B: 1931-09-14
D: 2018-06-26
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Abram, Tommy
Joe Owen
B: 1935-05-08
D: 2018-06-13
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Owen, Joe
Guy Morrow
B: 1948-10-25
D: 2018-06-10
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Morrow, Guy
Frank Strawn
B: 1927-10-16
D: 2018-06-06
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Strawn, Frank
Paula Leddy
B: 1938-05-28
D: 2018-06-03
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Leddy, Paula
Paul Stanley
B: 1960-02-03
D: 2018-06-02
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Stanley, Paul
Jay Helmer
B: 1994-09-04
D: 2018-05-23
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Helmer, Jay
Vicki Davis
B: 1944-02-08
D: 2018-05-15
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Davis, Vicki
Don Sandee
B: 1947-11-04
D: 2018-05-14
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Sandee, Don

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Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • 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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