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Roselyn Seidl
B: 1939-05-09
D: 2018-07-16
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Seidl, Roselyn
Rosalee Belk
B: 1938-03-02
D: 2018-07-15
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Belk, Rosalee
James Brown
B: 1942-09-10
D: 2018-07-13
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Brown, James
Eva Eck
B: 1931-06-14
D: 2018-07-12
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Eck, Eva
Charlotte Scheurich
B: 1933-10-30
D: 2018-07-11
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Scheurich, Charlotte
Peggy Clute
B: 1937-08-08
D: 2018-07-05
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Clute, Peggy
Donna Cook
B: 1951-10-17
D: 2018-07-05
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Cook, Donna
Harold Johnson
B: 1938-05-08
D: 2018-07-03
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Johnson, Harold
Thomas Danner
D: 2018-06-26
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Danner, Thomas
Robert Selsor
B: 1945-06-22
D: 2018-06-24
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Selsor, Robert
Auman Medley
B: 1931-02-19
D: 2018-06-23
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Medley, Auman
Brad Windle
B: 1973-12-11
D: 2018-06-23
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Windle, Brad
Marvin Roughton
B: 1939-12-05
D: 2018-06-22
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Roughton, Marvin
David Bennett
B: 1948-11-18
D: 2018-06-21
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Bennett, David
Charlie Gurley
B: 2018-06-20
D: 2018-06-21
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Gurley, Charlie
Grace McCoy
B: 1924-07-13
D: 2018-06-18
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McCoy, Grace
Richard Simpson
B: 1941-02-12
D: 2018-06-12
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Simpson, Richard
Thomas Bair
B: 1933-08-21
D: 2018-06-11
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Bair, Thomas
Charles Loyd
B: 1933-03-19
D: 2018-06-11
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Loyd, Charles
Sharon Knight
B: 1945-11-02
D: 2018-06-10
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Knight, Sharon
Tom Messner
B: 1954-03-01
D: 2018-06-07
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Messner, Tom

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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.

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