Obituaries

Georgia Waage
B: 1931-08-22
D: 2019-07-16
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Waage, Georgia
Edward "Larry" Shirley
B: 1945-04-18
D: 2019-07-15
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Shirley, Edward "Larry"
Vera Patti
B: 1937-06-08
D: 2019-07-15
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Patti, Vera
Edgar Hamilton
B: 1936-04-17
D: 2019-07-14
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Hamilton, Edgar
Mark Waterman
B: 1961-07-08
D: 2019-07-13
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Waterman, Mark
Ayden Pierro
B: 2019-04-18
D: 2019-07-13
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Pierro, Ayden
Harry Diehl
B: 1940-05-09
D: 2019-07-12
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Diehl, Harry
Joyce Reaves
B: 1958-07-21
D: 2019-07-12
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Reaves, Joyce
John McQuillan
B: 1939-10-03
D: 2019-07-08
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McQuillan, John
Russell Rue
B: 1944-03-18
D: 2019-07-08
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Rue, Russell
Sharon Knabe
B: 1941-03-11
D: 2019-07-06
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Knabe, Sharon
Lloyd McKinney
B: 1926-12-05
D: 2019-07-04
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McKinney, Lloyd
LaVon Timme
B: 1926-11-02
D: 2019-07-04
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Timme, LaVon
Bonny Briggs
B: 1928-03-11
D: 2019-07-04
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Briggs, Bonny
Vera Latham
B: 1915-03-15
D: 2019-07-04
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Latham, Vera
Dr. Leovigildo Cokingtin
B: 1928-08-20
D: 2019-07-03
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Cokingtin, Dr. Leovigildo
Shirley La Rose
B: 1936-09-23
D: 2019-07-01
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La Rose, Shirley
Edna Millsap
B: 1927-02-20
D: 2019-06-29
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Millsap, Edna
Hubert Manthe
B: 1932-02-07
D: 2019-06-29
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Manthe, Hubert
John Reetzke
B: 1949-01-16
D: 2019-06-29
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Reetzke, John
Norma Pitt
B: 1925-02-11
D: 2019-06-28
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Pitt, Norma

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