Obituaries

Shirley Anderson
B: 1926-11-25
D: 2017-10-19
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Anderson, Shirley
Jacob Wishnew
B: 1992-12-26
D: 2017-10-17
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Wishnew, Jacob
Ronald Medel
B: 1932-03-12
D: 2017-10-16
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Medel, Ronald
Harry Beezhold
B: 1920-01-17
D: 2017-10-16
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Beezhold, Harry
Russell Smeltz
B: 1933-03-31
D: 2017-10-15
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Smeltz, Russell
Elizabeth Orth
B: 1965-11-25
D: 2017-10-15
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Orth, Elizabeth
"Queen" Marilyn Sinclair
B: 1944-10-24
D: 2017-10-13
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Sinclair, "Queen" Marilyn
Ronald Macek
B: 1943-05-27
D: 2017-10-13
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Macek, Ronald
James Yetter
B: 1946-09-27
D: 2017-10-10
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Yetter, James
John Bilski
B: 1936-10-09
D: 2017-10-08
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Bilski, John
Shirley Meeder
B: 1932-03-02
D: 2017-10-07
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Meeder, Shirley
Scott Bova
B: 1954-05-30
D: 2017-10-05
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Bova, Scott
Henrietta King
B: 1928-02-07
D: 2017-10-04
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King, Henrietta
Lawrence Johnson
B: 1938-05-15
D: 2017-09-29
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Johnson, Lawrence
Mary Ban
B: 1935-04-06
D: 2017-09-28
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Ban, Mary
Jacob Marquez
B: 1992-05-09
D: 2017-09-28
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Marquez, Jacob
Oliver Moon
B: 1931-12-09
D: 2017-09-26
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Moon, Oliver
George Kleber
B: 1949-02-07
D: 2017-09-26
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Kleber, George
Lois Vandercook
B: 1935-05-30
D: 2017-09-25
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Vandercook, Lois
Fairy Maxwell
B: 1933-02-26
D: 2017-09-24
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Maxwell, Fairy
Joseph Trotta
B: 1933-02-02
D: 2017-09-23
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Trotta, Joseph

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