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Kenneth Ward
B: 1921-10-16
D: 2017-11-13
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Ward, Kenneth
Marvin Sauner
B: 1939-10-04
D: 2017-11-09
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Sauner, Marvin
Donald Ekberg
B: 1932-11-10
D: 2017-11-06
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Ekberg, Donald
Sarah Reed
B: 1985-08-19
D: 2017-11-03
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Reed, Sarah
Ivan Thompson
B: 1936-09-22
D: 2017-10-17
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Thompson, Ivan
Karen Lutz
B: 1952-01-22
D: 2017-10-15
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Lutz, Karen
Shirley Jones
B: 1938-01-03
D: 2017-10-12
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Jones, Shirley
Ray Fry
B: 1924-05-07
D: 2017-10-08
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Fry, Ray
Horst Bischoff
B: 1933-04-30
D: 2017-10-07
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Bischoff, Horst
Charles O'Harrow
B: 1943-01-03
D: 2017-09-29
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O'Harrow, Charles
Lynn Holderman
B: 1938-03-21
D: 2017-09-16
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Holderman, Lynn
Edeltrud Lauderback
B: 1936-05-21
D: 2017-09-06
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Lauderback, Edeltrud
Ruby Fryman
B: 1938-04-16
D: 2017-08-28
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Fryman, Ruby
Joseph Miller
B: 1931-08-19
D: 2017-07-27
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Miller, Joseph
Glenn Buirley
B: 1922-08-14
D: 2017-07-24
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Buirley, Glenn
Joyce Wall
B: 1934-08-04
D: 2017-07-23
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Wall, Joyce
Johnnie Burgan
B: 1932-12-20
D: 2017-07-14
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Burgan, Johnnie
Paul Manning
B: 1930-10-06
D: 2017-07-13
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Manning, Paul
Glenna Wall
B: 1952-12-01
D: 2017-07-12
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Wall, Glenna
Madonna Bishop
B: 1926-03-19
D: 2017-07-09
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Bishop, Madonna
Charlene Bramlette
B: 1950-08-14
D: 2017-05-28
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Bramlette, Charlene

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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.