Obituaries

Janet Kann
B: 1944-09-16
D: 2017-08-19
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Kann, Janet
Richard Davis Virgens
B: 1932-12-09
D: 2017-08-18
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Virgens, Richard Davis
Jeffrey Comerer
B: 1961-01-05
D: 2017-08-18
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Comerer, Jeffrey
Charles Morgan
B: 1946-09-20
D: 2017-08-17
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Morgan, Charles
Martha Alleman
B: 1928-12-18
D: 2017-08-15
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Alleman, Martha
Betty Keeseman Johnson
B: 1939-02-22
D: 2017-08-14
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Keeseman Johnson, Betty
Lucille Sappington
B: 1933-09-08
D: 2017-08-13
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Sappington, Lucille
Patricia Fasnacht
B: 1937-11-21
D: 2017-08-07
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Fasnacht, Patricia
Michael Witmer
B: 1976-06-09
D: 2017-08-06
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Witmer, Michael
Alvin Elliott
B: 1931-10-30
D: 2017-08-05
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Elliott, Alvin
Harold Hutchinson
B: 1928-09-13
D: 2017-08-05
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Hutchinson, Harold
James Gleim
B: 1935-07-24
D: 2017-08-04
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Gleim, James
Betty Scott
B: 1925-03-04
D: 2017-08-01
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Scott, Betty
Paul Killian
B: 1927-09-30
D: 2017-07-30
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Killian, Paul
Benjamin Lantz
B: 1942-08-21
D: 2017-07-28
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Lantz, Benjamin
Bonnie Halter
B: 1942-12-28
D: 2017-07-28
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Halter, Bonnie
Helen Russell Turner
B: 1925-10-30
D: 2017-07-27
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Russell Turner, Helen
W. Cecil Wiser
B: 1930-03-15
D: 2017-07-27
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Wiser, W. Cecil
Ruby Etter
B: 1925-09-05
D: 2017-07-25
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Etter, Ruby
Pastor William "Bill" Myers
B: 1956-03-09
D: 2017-07-24
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Myers, Pastor William "Bill"
Louise Lynch
B: 1934-08-07
D: 2017-07-22
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Lynch, Louise

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  • Religious or geographical preferences
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  • You wish to erect a monument in honor of your loved one
  • You wish to have a natural location where you can visit, graced with trees and open spaces

    
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  • Do you wish the body to be embalmed?
  • What kind of casket and burial vault would you prefer?
  • Which cemetery would you select, and do they have space available?
  • What type of monument, headstone or grave marker would you like?
  • What words would you like to put on the headstone, marker, or monument?

Remember that each of these decisions involve related costs which may impact your final decision. These include:

  • Selection of the casket and protective burial vault required by the cemetery
  • The purchase of a cemetery plot, if your family doesn’t already have the rights to one.
  • The headstone or grave marker, and any placement fees charged by the cemetery.

You should also know that each cemetery is governed by their own board of directors therefore prices and guidelines differ from one cemetery to the next.

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