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Harry Bright
B: 1936-05-05
D: 2017-12-15
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Bright, Harry
Dorothy Cain
B: 1933-05-20
D: 2017-12-09
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Cain, Dorothy
Donald Hickey
B: 1931-02-22
D: 2017-12-07
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Hickey, Donald
Timothy "Tim" Henry
B: 1999-11-13
D: 2017-12-04
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Henry, Timothy "Tim"
Corinne Hubler
B: 1932-02-12
D: 2017-12-03
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Hubler, Corinne
Thomas "Tom" Irwin
B: 1948-05-05
D: 2017-12-01
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Irwin, Thomas "Tom"
Thomas Provateare
B: 1933-06-15
D: 2017-11-27
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Provateare, Thomas
Helen Kruty
B: 1933-02-03
D: 2017-11-27
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Kruty, Helen
Diana R. "Nang" Fisher
B: 1948-10-15
D: 2017-11-26
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Fisher, Diana R. "Nang"
Lanny Repp
B: 1938-10-28
D: 2017-11-24
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Repp, Lanny
Elmina Mowry
B: 1919-05-16
D: 2017-11-23
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Mowry, Elmina
Robert "Bob" Lowrie
B: 1936-11-03
D: 2017-11-21
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Lowrie, Robert "Bob"
Betty Keener
B: 1925-05-31
D: 2017-11-19
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Keener, Betty
Jeanne Sizemore
B: 1926-06-13
D: 2017-11-17
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Sizemore, Jeanne
Ronald "Gene" Wolfe
B: 1932-09-30
D: 2017-11-16
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Wolfe, Ronald "Gene"
Betty Carnahan
B: 1924-08-05
D: 2017-11-15
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Carnahan, Betty
Harriet Krause
B: 1929-12-12
D: 2017-11-13
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Krause, Harriet
Mary Smith
B: 1929-01-28
D: 2017-11-11
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Smith, Mary
Ronald Silbaugh
B: 1939-06-14
D: 2017-11-10
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Silbaugh, Ronald
Terry Whitehead
B: 1946-10-28
D: 2017-11-09
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Whitehead, Terry
Joseph Winklmann
B: 1930-05-20
D: 2017-11-08
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Winklmann, Joseph

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Donald Turk
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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.