Obituaries

Norma Voigts
B: 1923-08-12
D: 2018-05-21
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Voigts, Norma
Martha "Suzi" Gottstein
B: 1945-03-19
D: 2018-05-19
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Gottstein, Martha "Suzi"
Betty Weaver
B: 1933-06-02
D: 2018-05-06
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Weaver, Betty
Ellen Lewis
B: 1934-01-21
D: 2018-05-06
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Lewis, Ellen
Marilyn Gonzalez
B: 1919-09-15
D: 2018-04-30
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Gonzalez, Marilyn
Mary Esther Cunningham
B: 1916-10-24
D: 2018-04-29
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Cunningham, Mary Esther
Norma Bedford
B: 1948-01-05
D: 2018-04-24
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Bedford, Norma
Walter "Walt" Revey
B: 1939-11-19
D: 2018-04-18
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Revey, Walter "Walt"
Gladys Lane
B: 1917-04-27
D: 2018-04-07
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Lane, Gladys
Darrel Thomas
B: 1947-01-17
D: 2018-04-06
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Thomas, Darrel
Charles Masoner
B: 1942-04-11
D: 2018-04-05
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Masoner, Charles
Stella Montag
B: 1950-12-08
D: 2018-04-05
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Montag, Stella
William Radel
B: 1951-02-07
D: 2018-04-04
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Radel, William
Vicki Griffith
B: 1959-04-25
D: 2018-04-02
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Griffith, Vicki
William Engster
B: 1953-10-25
D: 2018-04-02
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Engster, William
Kermit Welch
B: 1934-04-13
D: 2018-03-31
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Welch, Kermit
Theda Wilson
B: 1940-03-08
D: 2018-03-29
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Wilson, Theda
Edna Caenen
B: 1927-12-29
D: 2018-03-29
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Caenen, Edna
Mario Perez
B: 1973-08-15
D: 2018-03-26
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Perez, Mario
Jennie Pelehach
B: 1929-09-24
D: 2018-03-24
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Pelehach, Jennie
Claudine Wells
B: 1927-01-11
D: 2018-03-23
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Wells, Claudine

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What is a Memorial Service?

Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

Memorial Service Ideas

Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

We're Here to Advise, Assist, and Guide You

Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at 913-856-7111 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.