Obituaries

Robert Miller
B: 1919-02-11
D: 2017-02-17
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Miller, Robert
Marie Kerchner
B: 1927-05-19
D: 2017-02-13
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Kerchner, Marie
Jean Cahoon
B: 1925-04-21
D: 2017-02-13
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Cahoon, Jean
Vernon Ruthe
B: 1935-09-16
D: 2017-02-10
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Ruthe, Vernon
Joseph Dame
B: 1916-06-10
D: 2017-02-10
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Dame, Joseph
Carolyn Smith
B: 1921-02-21
D: 2017-02-08
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Smith, Carolyn
Ardath Lei
B: 1937-06-22
D: 2017-02-04
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Lei, Ardath
Edna Carlino
B: 1932-05-15
D: 2017-01-26
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Carlino, Edna
Paul Wolfe
B: 1936-07-23
D: 2017-01-23
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Wolfe, Paul
Marie Kahn
B: 1930-12-13
D: 2017-01-23
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Kahn, Marie
Connie Smith
B: 1942-11-02
D: 2017-01-14
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Smith, Connie
Kenneth Atz
B: 1936-02-11
D: 2017-01-12
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Atz, Kenneth
Roger Minkie
B: 1938-08-17
D: 2017-01-10
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Minkie, Roger
Marjorie Carpenter
B: 1924-04-20
D: 2017-01-06
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Carpenter, Marjorie
Frances Cooper
B: 1947-04-30
D: 2017-01-02
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Cooper, Frances
Virginia Dame
B: 1921-04-26
D: 2017-01-02
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Dame, Virginia
Mary Martin
B: 1937-12-30
D: 2017-01-01
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Martin, Mary
Dorothy Babler
B: 1923-04-13
D: 2016-12-30
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Babler, Dorothy
Marilyn Wolfe
B: 1932-07-10
D: 2016-12-28
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Wolfe, Marilyn
Gary Fetter
B: 1942-02-16
D: 2016-12-26
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Fetter, Gary
Edward Waters
B: 1935-06-30
D: 2016-12-24
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Waters, Edward

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