Obituaries

Sandra Cantrell
B: 1956-09-10
D: 2017-07-23
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Cantrell, Sandra
Leone "Lee" Jane Ellis Morris
B: 1945-02-22
D: 2017-07-14
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Morris, Leone "Lee" Jane Ellis
Dale Adkins
B: 1938-02-19
D: 2017-07-09
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Adkins, Dale
Merrill Ripley, Sr.
B: 1937-04-19
D: 2017-06-27
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Ripley, Sr., Merrill
Nila M. Turner Fedderke
B: 1927-09-22
D: 2017-06-27
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Fedderke, Nila M. Turner
Carl Stoker
B: 1928-06-28
D: 2017-06-25
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Stoker, Carl
Gerald "Spoony" Hartline
B: 1936-08-15
D: 2017-06-23
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Hartline, Gerald "Spoony"
Mary Varner
B: 1948-03-02
D: 2017-06-16
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Varner, Mary
Betty Sadler
B: 1927-07-20
D: 2017-06-15
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Sadler, Betty
Marilyn "Sue" Cochran
B: 1935-11-04
D: 2017-06-15
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Cochran, Marilyn "Sue"
Thomas Gahagan
B: 1942-09-28
D: 2017-06-12
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Gahagan, Thomas
Homer Richards
B: 1932-03-24
D: 2017-06-03
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Richards, Homer
Rudell Whittington
B: 1948-01-05
D: 2017-06-03
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Whittington, Rudell
Pauline Hooker
B: 1929-06-19
D: 2017-06-01
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Hooker, Pauline
Stevan Burtnett
B: 1942-08-20
D: 2017-06-01
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Burtnett, Stevan
Sara Monroe
B: 1986-03-19
D: 2017-06-01
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Monroe, Sara
Glenn Schemonia
B: 1932-11-14
D: 2017-06-01
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Schemonia, Glenn
Lyle Vogel
B: 1947-09-08
D: 2017-05-29
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Vogel, Lyle
Karen Biggs
B: 1960-04-26
D: 2017-05-24
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Biggs, Karen
Gloria Johnson
B: 1926-09-03
D: 2017-05-24
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Johnson, Gloria
Phyllis Woosley
B: 1929-07-28
D: 2017-05-23
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Woosley, Phyllis

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Butterfly Release

On April 15, 2013, The Association for Butterflies provided a  Butterfly Release Course For Funeral Professionals and Pettett Funeral Home successfully completed the course. 

A Butterfly Release needs to be in warmer weather (at least 60 degrees or warmer).  Butterflies can not fly well in cold weather.  They also do not like the rain.  There are some restrictions on what butterflies can be shipped to our area, and it depends on the availability from the Butterfly Farmers that can ship to Illinois.

A Butterfly Release needs to be at least one hour before sunset.  Butterflies need to have enough time to find a safe place to be away from ants and other predators that live in, on, or near the ground.  Then, their body temperature lowers and they become inactive at night.

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