Obituaries

Claude "Michael" Worthen
B: 1969-09-26
D: 2017-10-08
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Worthen, Claude "Michael"
Freddie Ellis
B: 1939-12-07
D: 2017-10-06
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Ellis, Freddie
David Carl Newfarmer - Kleinschmidt, Jr.
B: 1986-04-04
D: 2017-10-06
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Kleinschmidt, Jr., David Carl Newfarmer -
Retired Judge David Watt
B: 1943-04-10
D: 2017-10-02
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Watt, Retired Judge David
Natashia Jayne Caraway Mahoney
B: 1982-10-18
D: 2017-10-02
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Mahoney, Natashia Jayne Caraway
Gladys McLaughlin
B: 1920-11-19
D: 2017-09-25
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McLaughlin, Gladys
Rowena Baltzell
B: 1933-05-13
D: 2017-09-24
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Baltzell, Rowena
Dr. Glenn Terry
D: 2017-09-23
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Terry, Dr. Glenn
Betty Pendleton
B: 1942-12-24
D: 2017-09-22
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Pendleton, Betty
Harry Homan
B: 1944-08-20
D: 2017-09-18
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Homan, Harry
Michael Althoff
B: 1946-11-23
D: 2017-09-17
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Althoff, Michael
The Rev. Franklyn Schroeder
B: 1939-01-21
D: 2017-09-16
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Schroeder, The Rev. Franklyn
"Rocky" Preston Miller
B: 1953-02-27
D: 2017-09-15
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Miller, "Rocky" Preston
Gary Russell
B: 1951-05-08
D: 2017-09-15
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Russell, Gary
Deborah Leggans
B: 1956-12-31
D: 2017-09-10
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Leggans, Deborah
Crystal Barone
B: 1972-03-28
D: 2017-09-10
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Barone, Crystal
William "Bill" Murphy
B: 1926-04-14
D: 2017-09-07
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Murphy, William "Bill"
Louise Ihle
B: 1929-03-30
D: 2017-09-07
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Ihle, Louise
Nancy Poole
B: 1946-07-08
D: 2017-09-06
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Poole, Nancy
Margaret Ahner
B: 1925-03-21
D: 2017-09-02
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Ahner, Margaret
Lois Bradley
B: 1925-01-03
D: 2017-09-02
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Bradley, Lois

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We know there are other funeral homes in the area to choose from. But we also know that families who turn to us during a time of loss, or for pre-arrangement services experience our very high standards of service. These standards include transparency in business practices and service pricing, as well as:

  • Providing families with well-planned funeral arrangements in their time of need.
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  • Helping families in our community to preserve longstanding traditions and customs.
  • Offering innovative, truly personalized funeral home services and products.
  • Assisting families and individuals making their pre-need plans.
  • Reaching out to the greater community with educational seminars and grief support programs.

We offer professional guidance and personal and specialized attention before, during and after the loss of a loved one. Our reputation for honesty and integrity is very well-known, and it is our most valuable asset.

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