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Kenneth Howerton
B: 1924-09-24
D: 2017-04-26
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Howerton, Kenneth
David Donahue
B: 1952-07-01
D: 2017-04-25
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Donahue, David
Augustine Fonseca
B: 1932-12-26
D: 2017-04-24
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Fonseca, Augustine
William Juliff
B: 1918-05-18
D: 2017-04-23
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Juliff, William
Beverly Arnold
B: 1932-10-15
D: 2017-04-21
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Arnold, Beverly
Mike Childress
B: 1946-01-04
D: 2017-04-20
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Childress, Mike
Debra Kraus
B: 1954-07-28
D: 2017-04-20
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Kraus, Debra
Eugene Kristof
B: 1926-01-09
D: 2017-04-19
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Kristof, Eugene
Margaret Kluge
B: 1943-01-26
D: 2017-04-18
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Kluge, Margaret
Lawrence Piepergerdes
B: 1928-11-18
D: 2017-04-18
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Piepergerdes, Lawrence
Scott Sladovnik
B: 1966-08-11
D: 2017-04-18
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Sladovnik, Scott
Roger Brown
B: 1954-06-25
D: 2017-04-18
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Brown, Roger
Chauncey Cambers
B: 1928-11-09
D: 2017-04-17
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Cambers, Chauncey
Clara Rice
B: 1930-11-18
D: 2017-04-16
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Rice, Clara
Mary Ann Bisacca
B: 1932-04-14
D: 2017-04-16
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Bisacca, Mary Ann
William Kufner
B: 1963-09-13
D: 2017-04-16
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Kufner, William
Audrey Williams
B: 1929-03-14
D: 2017-04-15
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Williams, Audrey
Jackie Thomas
B: 1942-07-26
D: 2017-04-15
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Thomas, Jackie
John Battor
B: 1962-06-22
D: 2017-04-14
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Battor, John
Frederick Young
B: 1956-09-03
D: 2017-04-13
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Young, Frederick
Lawrence Edmondson
B: 1926-02-06
D: 2017-04-13
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Edmondson, Lawrence

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Plan Ahead - Leave Well

We repeatedly see how much it helps survivors when families pre-plan. There is usually a substantial savings and the deceased wishes can be followed exactly.  But many people don't take that important step.

Since no one wants to think about dying, people procrastinate and put off taking the first steps towards preplanning.  In fact, a lot of folks think that "someone else" will handle it.  But who?  At Speaks we believe that its a personal decision and that you may be better served by making your own plans.  In fact, if you wait it may be that your wishes will not be known at all.  Who will make your plans?  And will they know enough to inform the funeral home of what you wanted?
 
To better communicate these issues, we are trying something new.  Our YouTube Channel uses a different approach to show that it may be better to make your own plans in advance.  Instead of the traditional approach, we use three "characters" that take a slightly humorous look at why people might want to plan for themselves instead of leaving it for someone else.  If you don't plan your service, someone else will have to.  Plan ahead.  Leave well.
 
 

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816-252-7900
Speaks Suburban Chapel
18020 E. 39th St.
Independence, MO 64055
Email: info@speakschapel.com