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Mary Lane
B: 1921-11-01
D: 2018-10-17
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Lane, Mary
Robert Rapke
B: 1930-12-02
D: 2018-10-06
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Rapke, Robert
Robert Naymick
B: 1932-05-12
D: 2018-10-03
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Naymick, Robert
Laura Horner
B: 1960-09-07
D: 2018-09-27
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Horner, Laura
Jane Holdridge
B: 1928-01-05
D: 2018-09-23
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Holdridge, Jane
Sally Gymburch
B: 1930-06-15
D: 2018-09-18
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Gymburch, Sally
William Schultz
B: 1949-06-14
D: 2018-09-16
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Schultz, William
Charles DeLong
B: 1950-08-24
D: 2018-09-16
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DeLong, Charles
Nancy Richard
B: 1933-12-01
D: 2018-09-14
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Richard, Nancy
Elizabeth Frey
B: 1935-08-03
D: 2018-09-13
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Frey, Elizabeth
Raymond Dilling
B: 1948-02-20
D: 2018-09-11
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Dilling, Raymond
David Harrison
B: 1974-01-19
D: 2018-09-08
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Harrison, David
Marguerite O'Connell
B: 1929-01-16
D: 2018-08-31
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O'Connell, Marguerite
Teodora Bercasio
B: 1935-07-17
D: 2018-08-27
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Bercasio, Teodora
Kathleen Cassidy
B: 1942-06-15
D: 2018-08-23
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Cassidy, Kathleen
Russell Hurley
B: 1951-04-09
D: 2018-08-18
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Hurley, Russell
Diane Hodge
B: 1969-01-26
D: 2018-08-18
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Hodge, Diane
Shirley Stocknick
B: 1926-10-01
D: 2018-08-17
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Stocknick, Shirley
Marilyn Jones
B: 1928-07-24
D: 2018-08-12
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Jones, Marilyn
Gloria Olney
B: 1932-03-09
D: 2018-08-12
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Olney, Gloria
Connor Lynskey
B: 1999-09-22
D: 2018-08-11
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Lynskey, Connor

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  • to hold your hand.
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  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
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  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
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