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Margaret Leyda
B: 1923-08-25
D: 2016-12-04
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Leyda, Margaret
Ruth Cantrell
B: 1944-06-08
D: 2016-11-26
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Cantrell, Ruth
John Currier
B: 1949-11-22
D: 2016-11-23
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Currier, John
Robert Hess
B: 1947-04-16
D: 2016-11-20
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Hess, Robert
Darlene D'Amico
B: 1936-08-17
D: 2016-11-19
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D'Amico, Darlene
Dale Bick
B: 1940-08-21
D: 2016-11-17
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Bick, Dale
Janet Schwankhaus
B: 1919-07-18
D: 2016-11-15
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Schwankhaus, Janet
Ann Kovarik
B: 1956-07-09
D: 2016-11-12
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Kovarik, Ann
Jessie Morris
B: 1960-11-15
D: 2016-11-10
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Morris, Jessie
Theodore Wagner
B: 1949-03-13
D: 2016-11-04
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Wagner, Theodore
Pamela Haywood
B: 1953-12-27
D: 2016-11-01
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Haywood, Pamela
Leonard Eckleberry
B: 1944-12-16
D: 2016-10-31
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Eckleberry, Leonard
James Donahue
B: 1937-07-22
D: 2016-10-31
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Donahue, James
Sandra Weaver
B: 1951-11-10
D: 2016-10-30
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Weaver, Sandra
Sharon Whiteside
B: 1947-05-10
D: 2016-10-30
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Whiteside, Sharon
Anna Branstetter
B: 1929-08-13
D: 2016-10-29
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Branstetter, Anna
Gary Meyer
B: 1976-11-10
D: 2016-10-29
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Meyer, Gary
Harold Kemp
B: 1930-01-27
D: 2016-10-26
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Kemp, Harold
Kirstyn Lovsey
B: 2006-01-31
D: 2016-10-23
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Lovsey, Kirstyn
Gail Graney
B: 1947-05-26
D: 2016-10-20
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Graney, Gail
Grace Mehallow
B: 1931-03-29
D: 2016-10-19
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Mehallow, Grace

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The First Decision: Burial or Cremation?

This is one of the major decisions which must be made when a death occurs and it usually depends on a variety of things.  For example, if the family has traditionally chosen burial in previous generations, they may again decide to choose earth burial, simply because the family own plots together in a local cemetery.

And sometimes, one or more of the family members may not like the idea of cremation and choose burial. For more information on our burial services, click here.

Cremation, as you may well know, is the accelerated reduction of the remains to ash, traditionally through the process of heat and fire. If you’re considering cremation, we suggest you take the time to learn more here.

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