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Mary Hudgins
B: 1952-08-17
D: 2018-06-16
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Hudgins, Mary
Rodessa Smith
B: 1949-12-16
D: 2018-06-16
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Smith, Rodessa
Treva Adams
B: 1923-04-05
D: 2018-06-16
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Adams, Treva
Woodrow Quesenberry
B: 1950-11-18
D: 2018-06-15
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Quesenberry, Woodrow
Berthold Ochterbeck
B: 1934-12-31
D: 2018-06-15
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Ochterbeck, Berthold
Harold Rosier
B: 1932-03-22
D: 2018-06-11
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Rosier, Harold
Hugh Poe
B: 1949-04-21
D: 2018-06-10
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Poe, Hugh
Gordon Glatfelter
B: 1927-07-25
D: 2018-06-07
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Glatfelter, Gordon
Thomas Kerns
B: 1926-02-17
D: 2018-06-02
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Kerns, Thomas
LeRoy King
B: 1946-02-23
D: 2018-06-01
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King, LeRoy
Lloyd Gemmill
B: 1920-02-15
D: 2018-05-31
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Gemmill, Lloyd
Dale McCleary
B: 1949-01-27
D: 2018-05-19
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McCleary, Dale
Thomas Ohliger
B: 1936-12-05
D: 2018-05-18
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Ohliger, Thomas
Rose Shuchart
B: 1933-08-30
D: 2018-05-17
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Shuchart, Rose
Robert Heffler
B: 1943-06-02
D: 2018-05-14
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Heffler, Robert
Douglas Jackson
B: 1960-07-28
D: 2018-05-12
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Jackson, Douglas
Jason Farmer
B: 1970-06-05
D: 2018-05-08
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Farmer, Jason
George Windon,
B: 1939-04-13
D: 2018-05-05
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Windon,, George
Rev. Richard McWilliams
B: 1924-10-01
D: 2018-05-04
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McWilliams, Rev. Richard
Linda Thomas
B: 1950-11-02
D: 2018-05-04
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Thomas, Linda
Christopher Beatty
B: 1988-03-07
D: 2018-05-04
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Beatty, Christopher

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Louis Irwin
In Memory of
Louis Randolph Irwin
November 19, 1945 -
September 24, 2017

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.