Obituaries

Alice H. Barrett
B: 1924-11-28
D: 2017-06-26
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Barrett, Alice H.
Patricia Peters
B: 1943-05-12
D: 2017-06-24
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Peters, Patricia
Woodrow Warren
B: 1955-01-16
D: 2017-06-22
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Warren, Woodrow
Catherine Barnette
B: 1956-09-09
D: 2017-06-17
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Barnette, Catherine
Ruth V. Geissler
B: 1929-09-04
D: 2017-06-12
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Geissler, Ruth V.
Floyd Ulrich
B: 1929-02-14
D: 2017-06-10
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Ulrich, Floyd
Barbara Ann Koziol
B: 1946-09-13
D: 2017-06-05
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Koziol, Barbara Ann
Kathryn Bossard
B: 1919-11-22
D: 2017-06-04
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Bossard, Kathryn
Melvin M. Moyer
B: 1944-06-09
D: 2017-06-03
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Moyer, Melvin M.
Mary Koch
B: 1921-10-02
D: 2017-06-03
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Koch, Mary
Alma E. Hill
B: 1918-08-22
D: 2017-05-31
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Hill, Alma E.
Suzanne Hiester
B: 1957-11-02
D: 2017-05-29
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Hiester, Suzanne
Dennis Zerbe
B: 1945-06-09
D: 2017-05-28
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Zerbe, Dennis
Mabel Schildt
B: 1924-02-19
D: 2017-05-26
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Schildt, Mabel
Barry Fitzgerald
B: 1957-01-03
D: 2017-05-25
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Fitzgerald, Barry
L. Michael Sassaman
B: 1952-12-25
D: 2017-05-24
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Sassaman, L. Michael
Victoria Dillard
B: 1941-12-26
D: 2017-05-20
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Dillard, Victoria
Amanda Barrell
B: 1981-08-21
D: 2017-05-17
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Barrell, Amanda
Pauline Bensinger
B: 1919-11-19
D: 2017-05-15
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Bensinger, Pauline
Arlene Haas
B: 1943-03-12
D: 2017-05-15
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Haas, Arlene
Betty Lou Marbarger
D: 2017-05-11
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Marbarger, Betty Lou

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