Obituaries

Deborah Virgin
B: 1951-05-02
D: 2017-09-17
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Virgin, Deborah
Brooke Smith
B: 1994-10-11
D: 2017-09-16
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Smith, Brooke
Frances Cramer
B: 1921-09-20
D: 2017-09-14
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Cramer, Frances
William "Bill" Riegel, III
B: 1930-04-10
D: 2017-09-06
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Riegel, III, William "Bill"
Willie "Gene" Camp
B: 1943-06-02
D: 2017-09-05
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Camp, Willie "Gene"
Karen Crews
B: 1976-01-01
D: 2017-09-04
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Crews, Karen
Brenda Hutchens
B: 1959-10-24
D: 2017-08-24
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Hutchens, Brenda
Virginia Marousek
B: 1930-09-08
D: 2017-08-21
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Marousek, Virginia
Doris Vail
B: 1935-07-02
D: 2017-08-20
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Vail, Doris
Lucretia "Christie" Young
B: 1956-04-08
D: 2017-08-19
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Young, Lucretia "Christie"
Esther Plantz
B: 1938-09-04
D: 2017-08-19
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Plantz, Esther
Nate James
B: 2017-08-07
D: 2017-08-17
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James, Nate
Sandra Sleister
B: 1941-04-30
D: 2017-08-14
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Sleister, Sandra
Helen Meyer
B: 1930-07-08
D: 2017-08-14
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Meyer, Helen
James Lasseter
B: 1923-01-10
D: 2017-08-12
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Lasseter, James
Virginia Ebberts
B: 1921-12-25
D: 2017-08-11
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Ebberts, Virginia
Patricia Atchison
B: 1944-01-03
D: 2017-08-11
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Atchison, Patricia
Kurt Torrez
B: 1981-02-16
D: 2017-08-01
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Torrez, Kurt
Walter Kennon
B: 1931-03-26
D: 2017-07-31
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Kennon, Walter
Charles Buckingham
B: 1937-09-29
D: 2017-07-21
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Buckingham, Charles
Ruth Hadle
B: 1940-02-11
D: 2017-07-16
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Hadle, Ruth

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What is a Memorial Service?

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.

Memorial Service Ideas

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?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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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 913-856-7111 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.