Obituaries

Lorene "Todd" Snider
B: 1916-08-01
D: 2017-04-22
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Snider, Lorene "Todd"
Ernest DuBuis
B: 1934-06-17
D: 2017-04-22
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DuBuis, Ernest
William Swartzendruber
B: 1927-10-11
D: 2017-04-21
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Swartzendruber, William
Jacqualine Eckert
B: 1951-08-24
D: 2017-04-18
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Eckert, Jacqualine
Sally Long
B: 1965-07-04
D: 2017-04-15
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Long, Sally
Ruby Brenneman
B: 1935-12-02
D: 2017-04-15
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Brenneman, Ruby
Lowell Brenneman
B: 1930-01-11
D: 2017-04-12
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Brenneman, Lowell
Sandra Millice
B: 1971-08-03
D: 2017-04-10
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Millice, Sandra
Clareen Rich
B: 1945-11-03
D: 2017-04-02
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Rich, Clareen
David "Moto" Jaeger
B: 1958-03-26
D: 2017-04-02
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Jaeger, David "Moto"
Susan Collins
B: 1964-07-10
D: 2017-04-01
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Collins, Susan
Gary Fowler
B: 1946-10-16
D: 2017-04-01
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Fowler, Gary
Larry Mullnix
B: 1938-09-10
D: 2017-03-30
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Mullnix, Larry
Betty Sufficool
B: 1940-01-28
D: 2017-03-30
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Sufficool, Betty
Sister Madeline Greiner
B: 1922-11-25
D: 2017-03-28
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Greiner, Sister Madeline
Joseph Snakenberg
B: 1955-12-10
D: 2017-03-27
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Snakenberg, Joseph
Cale Jarmes
B: 2001-06-08
D: 2017-03-27
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Jarmes, Cale
Donald Hervey
B: 1935-12-19
D: 2017-03-26
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Hervey, Donald
Cleon "Butch" Babcock
B: 1955-07-24
D: 2017-03-25
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Babcock, Cleon "Butch"
Samuel Brenneman
B: 2017-03-21
D: 2017-03-21
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Brenneman, Samuel
Edna Eash
B: 1932-05-28
D: 2017-03-16
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Eash, Edna

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