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Dorothy Kilgore
B: 1930-07-07
D: 2015-09-07
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Kilgore, Dorothy
Eddie Peoples
B: 1931-02-05
D: 2014-09-17
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Peoples, Eddie
Richard Dreher
B: 1926-02-09
D: 2014-09-17
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Dreher, Richard
Margaret Orwick
B: 1940-11-06
D: 2014-09-14
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Orwick, Margaret
Betty Volkmar
B: 1923-12-21
D: 2014-09-13
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Volkmar, Betty
Thelma James
B: 1939-11-22
D: 2014-09-13
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James, Thelma
Charles Sims
B: 1962-08-09
D: 2014-09-12
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Sims, Charles
Richard Conway
B: 1929-04-04
D: 2014-09-12
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Conway, Richard
Marlene Cornwell
B: 1932-06-12
D: 2014-09-10
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Cornwell, Marlene
Kevin Ankrom
B: 1960-10-17
D: 2014-09-10
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Ankrom, Kevin
Betty Kelley
B: 1924-10-25
D: 2014-09-10
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Kelley, Betty
Gary Rogers
B: 1945-08-18
D: 2014-09-09
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Rogers, Gary
John Griffith
B: 1935-06-24
D: 2014-09-09
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Griffith, John
Karen Barksdale
B: 1955-04-24
D: 2014-09-09
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Barksdale, Karen
Connie Gillham
B: 1951-08-02
D: 2014-09-08
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Gillham, Connie
Elden Hatcher
B: 1933-11-18
D: 2014-09-07
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Hatcher, Elden
Dean Harris
B: 1937-04-04
D: 2014-09-07
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Harris, Dean
Thomas Hubbard
B: 1955-10-18
D: 2014-09-07
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Hubbard, Thomas
Jeffrey Dresser
B: 1962-08-29
D: 2014-09-06
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Dresser, Jeffrey
Bradley Orell
B: 1966-11-28
D: 2014-09-05
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Orell, Bradley
Danielle Douglas
B: 1988-07-13
D: 2014-09-05
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Douglas, Danielle

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Thinking about the inevitability of one's death is a subject that few like to consider. For many, actually moving ahead with pre-planning for their funeral is even more difficult.When one begins to understand the financial and emotional pressure that a funeral can put on our loved ones, it becomes clear that planning in advance is a considerate and responsible thing to do.

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Similar to the protection that life insurance provides, planning a funeral in advance can protect loved ones from much more than just financial concerns. With the large number of options and considerations available today, it is important to speak with someone you can trust.  And we can help explain why it is a wise decision to prearrange.

We can guide you through the many options and considerations to help you determine the arrangements that best suit your needs.  We will help you find a balance between the emotional, spiritual and financial needs of your surviving loved ones after you have gone.

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18020 E. 39th St.
Independence, MO 64055
Email: info@speakschapel.com