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Eula Smith
B: 1932-02-13
D: 2018-08-19
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Smith, Eula
Robert Artz
B: 1933-03-22
D: 2018-08-17
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Artz, Robert
Laura Wheeler
B: 1969-11-22
D: 2018-08-17
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Wheeler, Laura
Payton Brenner
B: 2018-07-18
D: 2018-08-16
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Brenner, Payton
Phyllis Smith
B: 1931-01-25
D: 2018-08-15
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Smith, Phyllis
Harold Dallas
B: 1944-08-04
D: 2018-08-15
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Dallas, Harold
Amy Kratzer
B: 1976-12-29
D: 2018-07-28
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Kratzer, Amy
Gerald "Jerry" Sexton
B: 1943-06-08
D: 2018-07-24
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Sexton, Gerald "Jerry"
Clarence Laine Smethers
D: 2018-07-24
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Smethers, Clarence Laine
Sally Bedford
B: 1932-03-19
D: 2018-07-21
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Bedford, Sally
Patricia Jolean Brandt
B: 1938-09-04
D: 2018-07-20
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Brandt, Patricia Jolean
Lila Orr
B: 1933-08-21
D: 2018-07-18
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Orr, Lila
Marie "Bunnie" Highfill
B: 1931-11-18
D: 2018-07-17
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Highfill, Marie "Bunnie"
Evelyn Seck
B: 1918-06-14
D: 2018-07-16
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Seck, Evelyn
Brenda Novotny
B: 1949-03-24
D: 2018-07-16
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Novotny, Brenda
Evelynn Boal
B: 1922-07-17
D: 2018-07-13
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Boal, Evelynn
Tina Twidwell
B: 1955-12-21
D: 2018-07-12
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Twidwell, Tina
Margie Schneden
B: 1940-08-08
D: 2018-07-03
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Schneden, Margie
Susan Webb
B: 1959-10-02
D: 2018-06-16
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Webb, Susan
Hildred Sawyer
B: 1921-01-08
D: 2018-06-15
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Sawyer, Hildred
Barbara Smith
B: 1956-02-03
D: 2018-06-14
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Smith, Barbara

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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.