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Jane Fluman
B: 1931-02-18
D: 2017-11-20
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Fluman, Jane
Iris Henderson
B: 1925-09-07
D: 2017-11-19
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Henderson, Iris
Jennifer Goodwin
B: 1969-10-13
D: 2017-11-16
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Goodwin, Jennifer
Jesse James
B: 1949-02-03
D: 2017-11-12
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James, Jesse
Lonnie Gillespie
B: 1930-10-29
D: 2017-11-09
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Gillespie, Lonnie
Francis Bischoff
B: 1925-02-15
D: 2017-11-08
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Bischoff, Francis
Lorine Vatterodt
B: 1919-03-24
D: 2017-11-06
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Vatterodt, Lorine
Patricia Deisher
B: 1929-12-29
D: 2017-11-03
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Deisher, Patricia
Doris Vaughn
B: 1941-09-30
D: 2017-11-02
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Vaughn, Doris
Eva Moody
B: 1936-12-03
D: 2017-10-30
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Moody, Eva
Eldon Charles
B: 1928-11-21
D: 2017-10-27
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Charles, Eldon
Helen Tefft
B: 1929-10-03
D: 2017-10-27
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Tefft, Helen
Lynnette Hedges
B: 1932-09-27
D: 2017-10-20
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Hedges, Lynnette
Steven Baker
B: 1959-01-09
D: 2017-10-18
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Baker, Steven
Jim Becker
B: 1928-05-18
D: 2017-10-18
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Becker, Jim
Marvin Goodpasture
B: 1931-01-31
D: 2017-10-17
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Goodpasture, Marvin
James Dodson
B: 1921-10-23
D: 2017-10-13
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Dodson, James
Wanda Reim
B: 1924-01-10
D: 2017-10-12
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Reim, Wanda
Betty Wellman
B: 1927-04-16
D: 2017-10-09
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Wellman, Betty
Mary Langton
B: 1931-07-07
D: 2017-10-03
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Langton, Mary
Ronald McCants
B: 1948-09-17
D: 2017-10-02
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McCants, Ronald

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Lonnie Gillespie
In Memory of
Lonnie C Gillespie (Gillespie) Jr.
1930 - 2017
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Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.