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Dahl DeBoer
B: 1931-11-02
D: 2018-02-23
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DeBoer, Dahl
Genevieve Simon
B: 1926-06-17
D: 2018-02-22
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Simon, Genevieve
James Manzullo
B: 1955-12-01
D: 2018-02-20
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Manzullo, James
Judith Minner
B: 1939-01-23
D: 2018-02-19
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Minner, Judith
Juanita Horman
B: 1934-08-08
D: 2018-02-17
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Horman, Juanita
Camma Harwood
B: 1944-04-02
D: 2018-02-15
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Harwood, Camma
Kenneth Washburn
B: 1964-05-28
D: 2018-02-13
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Washburn, Kenneth
Betty Mankey
B: 1923-11-18
D: 2018-02-12
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Mankey, Betty
James Skriba
B: 1935-03-11
D: 2018-02-06
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Skriba, James
Arlene Plowman
B: 1926-01-31
D: 2018-02-02
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Plowman, Arlene
Linda Snater
B: 1958-06-11
D: 2018-01-31
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Snater, Linda
Maxine Kushmaul
B: 1926-12-17
D: 2018-01-29
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Kushmaul, Maxine
Richard Wells
B: 1941-05-31
D: 2018-01-28
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Wells, Richard
Dorothy Sousley
B: 1929-10-02
D: 2018-01-23
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Sousley, Dorothy
Janet Lewis
B: 1935-09-17
D: 2018-01-16
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Lewis, Janet
Erwin Pline
B: 1927-08-20
D: 2018-01-15
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Pline, Erwin
Nick Evers
B: 1968-04-28
D: 2018-01-14
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Evers, Nick
Raynold St. Pierre
B: 1941-08-19
D: 2018-01-12
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St. Pierre, Raynold
Barbara Viges
B: 1928-02-29
D: 2018-01-11
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Viges, Barbara
Melinda Joy
B: 1967-03-09
D: 2018-01-10
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Joy, Melinda
Patricia Zimmerman
B: 1940-02-15
D: 2018-01-07
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Zimmerman, Patricia

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Betty Mankey
In Memory of
Betty J. Mankey
1923 - 2018
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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.