Obituaries

Bertha Prado
B: 1927-06-25
D: 2021-03-06
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Prado, Bertha
Sheila Arnold
B: 1952-12-13
D: 2021-03-05
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Arnold, Sheila
Viola Ault
B: 1927-11-16
D: 2021-03-02
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Ault, Viola
Caroline Stewart
B: 1927-05-11
D: 2021-03-02
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Stewart, Caroline
Naomi Ruse
B: 1939-03-15
D: 2021-02-27
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Ruse, Naomi
Virginia Skelton
B: 1932-06-06
D: 2021-02-27
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Skelton, Virginia
James "Phil" Suffridge
B: 1959-09-24
D: 2021-02-25
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Suffridge, James "Phil"
John and Lottie Cianciolo
B: 1930-04-16
D: 2021-02-25
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Cianciolo, John and Lottie
Mary Puterbaugh
B: 1928-06-12
D: 2021-02-24
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Puterbaugh, Mary
Alice Boone
B: 1935-07-17
D: 2021-02-24
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Boone, Alice
Alberta Jourdan
B: 1921-04-18
D: 2021-02-24
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Jourdan, Alberta
Sidney "Earl" Bradford
B: 1934-11-19
D: 2021-02-24
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Bradford, Sidney "Earl"
Bertie Willis
B: 1940-02-14
D: 2021-02-24
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Willis, Bertie
Joshua Maget
B: 2008-01-18
D: 2021-02-24
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Maget, Joshua
Aron Smitka
B: 1928-02-08
D: 2021-02-23
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Smitka, Aron
Norma Flowers
B: 1926-09-24
D: 2021-02-23
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Flowers, Norma
John Wilson
B: 1951-09-07
D: 2021-02-23
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Wilson, John
Darlene Woods
B: 1928-12-12
D: 2021-02-22
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Woods, Darlene
Natalie Winder
B: 1968-08-27
D: 2021-02-22
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Winder, Natalie
Donald Sladek
B: 1940-02-06
D: 2021-02-21
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Sladek, Donald
James Haefele
B: 1929-01-09
D: 2021-02-20
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Haefele, James

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