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Myrtle Lee Shaw
B: 1934-01-19
D: 2020-07-07
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Shaw, Myrtle Lee
Doris (Warta) Hartwell
B: 1925-10-13
D: 2020-07-04
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(Warta) Hartwell, Doris
Ruby Feess
B: 1934-05-16
D: 2020-07-03
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Feess, Ruby
Maryann Racette
B: 1935-04-17
D: 2020-07-01
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Racette, Maryann
Alvin Volk
B: 1927-09-19
D: 2020-06-27
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Volk, Alvin
Willis Crabtree
B: 1928-08-23
D: 2020-06-26
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Crabtree, Willis
Ivan Rivera
B: 2020-03-15
D: 2020-06-26
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Rivera, Ivan
Carl Wederski
B: 1946-05-25
D: 2020-06-23
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Wederski, Carl
Vance Kerksiek
B: 1964-08-27
D: 2020-06-21
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Kerksiek, Vance
Leonard Leroy Ziegler
B: 1935-04-19
D: 2020-06-12
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Ziegler, Leonard Leroy
Richard Ohmart
B: 1936-05-29
D: 2020-06-11
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Ohmart, Richard
Kathleen Rains
B: 1949-01-31
D: 2020-06-07
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Rains, Kathleen
Jackie Fossett
B: 1941-09-09
D: 2020-06-07
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Fossett, Jackie
Marcia Matzek
B: 1959-10-01
D: 2020-05-29
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Matzek, Marcia
Sammy Busby
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2020-05-26
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Busby, Sammy
Virginia Curry
B: 1952-03-08
D: 2020-05-19
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Curry, Virginia
George Shackelton
B: 1935-08-22
D: 2020-05-19
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Shackelton, George
Katherine Weber
B: 1925-08-28
D: 2020-05-17
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Weber, Katherine
B. Nadine Kvasnicka
B: 1924-07-07
D: 2020-05-12
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Kvasnicka, B. Nadine
John Burk
B: 1928-06-13
D: 2020-05-12
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Burk, John
Roger Abell
B: 1958-08-01
D: 2020-05-07
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Abell, Roger

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

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.