Obituaries

Helen Harlow
B: 1934-10-01
D: 2017-10-23
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Harlow, Helen
George Wick
B: 1936-06-17
D: 2017-10-22
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Wick, George
Sharon Williams
B: 1957-01-12
D: 2017-10-21
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Williams, Sharon
Mary Morrett
B: 1923-08-04
D: 2017-10-16
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Morrett, Mary
Audrey DuPont
B: 1945-04-18
D: 2017-10-05
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DuPont, Audrey
David VanOrden
B: 1954-03-11
D: 2017-10-04
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VanOrden, David
Francis Cummings
B: 1935-06-06
D: 2017-10-04
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Cummings, Francis
Kathleen Al-Shaoubi
B: 1952-11-22
D: 2017-09-28
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Al-Shaoubi, Kathleen
Howard Ostermann
B: 1930-05-10
D: 2017-09-23
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Ostermann, Howard
Patricia Ingraham
B: 1941-05-14
D: 2017-09-23
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Ingraham, Patricia
Edward Watson
B: 1956-01-29
D: 2017-09-23
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Watson, Edward
Fredrick Feddersen
B: 1945-03-03
D: 2017-09-18
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Feddersen, Fredrick
Robert Blake
B: 1926-10-03
D: 2017-09-13
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Blake, Robert
Belle Warren
B: 1971-09-01
D: 2017-09-10
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Warren, Belle
Bernard Baker
B: 1951-06-10
D: 2017-09-08
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Baker, Bernard
Ethel Felker
B: 1927-01-19
D: 2017-09-07
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Felker, Ethel
Dorothy Blessing
B: 1926-03-15
D: 2017-09-02
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Blessing, Dorothy
Caroline Charon
B: 1952-03-31
D: 2017-09-02
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Charon, Caroline
Donald Painter
B: 1928-12-17
D: 2017-08-31
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Painter, Donald
Paul Hoffman
B: 1937-12-23
D: 2017-08-23
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Hoffman, Paul
Leonard Ordon
B: 1931-05-30
D: 2017-08-23
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Ordon, Leonard

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No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. In many families, discussing one's mortality is an extremely uncomfortable topic. But it is a topic that should be discussed and planned for well in advance of your death.

By pre-planning your funeral, you relieve your family of having to make important financial decisions during a period of great stress and grief-a time when people aren't thinking very clearly and may not know what to do because you never made your wishes known.

It's easy to say, "Don't make a fuss. I don't want a ceremony. Just bury me and be done with it." But it is important to realize that the ritual of a funeral and/or memorial service isn't for the deceased but for the living. It is a time when friends and family can gather together to grieve openly and to provide support for one another.

Pre-planning your funeral can be very informal, and as simple as jotting down your preferences and sharing your wishes with a family member. More formal arrangements in the form of a preneed contract can be set up with us and can be pre-funded through life insurance, bank trust agreement, or another method.

Pre-planning, when done properly, can give you peace of mind becaused you know that your arrangements are ready and pre-funded.

By pre-planning your funeral, you can:

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