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Mary Townsend
B: 1919-01-12
D: 2017-10-10
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Townsend, Mary
Walter Martin
B: 1931-12-29
D: 2017-10-09
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Martin, Walter
Nancy Lane
B: 1934-09-18
D: 2017-10-06
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Lane, Nancy
Mary Niehaus
B: 1931-06-06
D: 2017-10-05
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Niehaus, Mary
Winifred Fiske
B: 1919-02-10
D: 2017-10-02
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Fiske, Winifred
Brent Paulson
B: 1947-05-04
D: 2017-10-01
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Paulson, Brent
Miriam Andersen
B: 1932-04-03
D: 2017-09-29
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Andersen, Miriam
Vera Elsea
B: 1926-11-12
D: 2017-09-29
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Elsea, Vera
Billy Cater
B: 1947-02-17
D: 2017-09-26
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Cater, Billy
Mary Pausche
B: 1927-12-19
D: 2017-09-25
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Pausche, Mary
Robert Powell
B: 1966-12-28
D: 2017-09-25
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Powell, Robert
Valerie Ozment
B: 1935-07-11
D: 2017-09-23
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Ozment, Valerie
Margie Hartzog
B: 1922-06-30
D: 2017-09-23
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Hartzog, Margie
Pamela Snyder
B: 1942-02-07
D: 2017-09-21
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Snyder, Pamela
Betty Durance Davis
B: 1934-09-07
D: 2017-09-17
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Durance Davis, Betty
Dorothy Shaw
B: 1927-09-06
D: 2017-09-13
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Shaw, Dorothy
Mary Kutchaver
B: 1928-06-06
D: 2017-09-13
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Kutchaver, Mary
Faye Lucas
B: 1926-12-19
D: 2017-09-12
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Lucas, Faye
Benjamin Allen
B: 1926-02-20
D: 2017-09-11
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Allen, Benjamin
Gloria Powell
B: 1945-11-30
D: 2017-09-09
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Powell, Gloria
William James
B: 1948-04-18
D: 2017-09-07
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James, William

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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.