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Casey Butcher
B: 1976-11-02
D: 2020-02-14
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Butcher, Casey
Gerald Hood
B: 1936-12-05
D: 2020-02-13
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Hood, Gerald
Lonny Brown
B: 1942-11-16
D: 2020-02-12
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Brown, Lonny
Mark Heltzel
B: 1962-01-17
D: 2020-02-12
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Heltzel, Mark
Cherie Paige
B: 1943-07-26
D: 2020-02-09
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Paige, Cherie
Charles Elkins
B: 1968-07-09
D: 2020-02-08
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Elkins, Charles
Lou Land
B: 1930-07-07
D: 2020-02-08
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Land, Lou
Yolanda Huff
B: 1942-01-18
D: 2020-02-06
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Huff, Yolanda
Kynzee Norris
D: 2020-02-06
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Norris, Kynzee
Laynee Norris
B: 2013-09-12
D: 2020-02-06
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Norris, Laynee
Dorothy Claxton
B: 1921-04-29
D: 2020-02-05
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Claxton, Dorothy
Donna Lawson
B: 1932-06-17
D: 2020-02-04
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Lawson, Donna
Arbra Hilderbrand
B: 1939-09-26
D: 2020-02-01
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Hilderbrand, Arbra
Daren Wilkinson
B: 1963-10-22
D: 2020-01-27
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Wilkinson, Daren
Jeanne Johnson
B: 1951-12-18
D: 2020-01-25
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Johnson, Jeanne
Judith Ellard
B: 1936-12-08
D: 2020-01-23
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Ellard, Judith
Harry Fried
B: 1946-01-26
D: 2020-01-21
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Fried, Harry
Henry Coursey
B: 1918-11-07
D: 2020-01-19
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Coursey, Henry
Janice Rohman
B: 1945-10-05
D: 2020-01-18
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Rohman, Janice
Marjorie Davidson
B: 1920-01-31
D: 2020-01-16
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Davidson, Marjorie
Paul Frossard
B: 1946-05-27
D: 2020-01-11
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Frossard, Paul

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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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