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Mary Brubaker
B: 1918-01-12
D: 2017-11-14
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Brubaker, Mary
Barbara Lentz
B: 1937-07-07
D: 2017-11-14
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Lentz, Barbara
Dorothy Schonauer
B: 1912-01-09
D: 2017-11-14
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Schonauer, Dorothy
Grace Barshinger
B: 1919-10-11
D: 2017-11-13
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Barshinger, Grace
David Gromling
B: 1936-12-16
D: 2017-11-13
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Gromling, David
James Plowman
B: 1948-08-08
D: 2017-11-12
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Plowman, James
Jeffrey Lau
B: 1966-01-31
D: 2017-11-11
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Lau, Jeffrey
Amanda Gutshall
B: 1976-04-14
D: 2017-11-07
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Gutshall, Amanda
Elvin Miller
B: 1936-10-22
D: 2017-11-05
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Miller, Elvin
Gary Olewiler
B: 1954-11-07
D: 2017-11-04
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Olewiler, Gary
Paul Keeney
B: 1926-08-06
D: 2017-11-03
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Keeney, Paul
Charles Mahla
B: 1941-08-28
D: 2017-11-02
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Mahla, Charles
Richard Irvine
B: 1927-08-31
D: 2017-11-01
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Irvine, Richard
Charles Ray
B: 1950-07-05
D: 2017-10-31
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Ray, Charles
Donald Snell
B: 1966-08-10
D: 2017-10-28
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Snell, Donald
Jasmine McCarter
B: 1993-12-05
D: 2017-10-28
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McCarter, Jasmine
Robert Rineer
D: 2017-10-27
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Rineer, Robert
Maryllyn Reisinger
B: 1928-02-28
D: 2017-10-26
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Reisinger, Maryllyn
Lois Myers
B: 1932-10-09
D: 2017-10-25
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Myers, Lois
Frank Smith
B: 1942-10-05
D: 2017-10-24
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Smith, Frank
Genevieve Lauver
B: 1929-01-12
D: 2017-10-24
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Lauver, Genevieve

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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.
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  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
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