Obituaries

June Ely
B: 1922-04-23
D: 2018-10-18
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Ely, June
John McCarty
B: 1934-02-15
D: 2018-10-17
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McCarty, John
Gary Bryan
B: 1954-05-01
D: 2018-10-10
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Bryan, Gary
Calvin Chilcote
B: 1936-08-30
D: 2018-10-09
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Chilcote, Calvin
Harry Oyler
B: 1920-01-09
D: 2018-10-07
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Oyler, Harry
Joseph Horner
B: 1942-07-25
D: 2018-10-07
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Horner, Joseph
Michael Jacobs
B: 1940-12-01
D: 2018-10-06
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Jacobs, Michael
Frank Lensbower
B: 1928-05-28
D: 2018-10-05
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Lensbower, Frank
Leota Burkholder
B: 1919-11-22
D: 2018-10-03
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Burkholder, Leota
Barbara Fickes
B: 1960-06-02
D: 2018-10-03
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Fickes, Barbara
John Lyons
B: 1926-03-13
D: 2018-10-02
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Lyons, John
James Walker
B: 1960-11-14
D: 2018-10-02
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Walker, James
Donald Harris
B: 1922-03-23
D: 2018-09-30
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Harris, Donald
W. Frank Cramer
B: 1931-10-03
D: 2018-09-29
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Cramer, W. Frank
Quinn Witherspoon
B: 1937-12-01
D: 2018-09-29
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Witherspoon, Quinn
Mary Jane Baughman
B: 1940-12-15
D: 2018-09-28
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Baughman, Mary Jane
Lee Smith
B: 1935-09-15
D: 2018-09-27
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Smith, Lee
James Snyder
B: 1947-04-26
D: 2018-09-25
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Snyder, James
Christella Taylor
B: 1937-01-19
D: 2018-09-25
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Taylor, Christella
Martha Wright
B: 1931-07-22
D: 2018-09-24
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Wright, Martha
Kenneth Hock
B: 1945-10-13
D: 2018-09-23
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Hock, Kenneth

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Funeral Pre-Planning

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When is the Best Time to Pre-Plan Your Funeral?

We’d like to say “right now”, but know you may not be emotionally ready to take on this task. Perhaps the best time to begin making your funeral pre-arrangements is when you have a family you wish to protect from the emotional and financial burdens they will carry when you leave them with no plan at all.

By taking time now to collect funeral cost information and calmly making choices related to your own funeral arrangements, you'll be protecting your family against the stress of having to make these decisions at a time of extreme emotional stress. This way you can carefully choose specific items you want and need... and pay for them now. Prepaid Investments through funeral homes allows families to fund their funerals in advance through different investment vehicles.

Planning your own funeral is not something that you may like to think about. In fact, we’re fairly confident that, if left to your own devices, you just might choose to avoid it altogether.

But, what happens if you do? Let us say just two words: nothing good.

By avoiding funeral pre-planning, you’re really giving up your authority over some of the most critical decisions you would ever make in your lifetime, leaving them to be made by relatives who are caught in the emotional turmoil of grief after losing someone they loved.

When you do the right thing, and decide to make your funeral pre-arrangements, you can do so at your own pace, when you feel calm, healthy, and rational.

We promise to make it as easy on you as possible. You can pre-arrange your funeral using our secure Pre-Arrange Online network, or visit us at the funeral home.

You can also make pre-planned funeral arrangements for a loved one. If you have any questions or would prefer to speak to someone directly, please contact us.

Click the link below for our Bereavement and Pre-Planning Guide e-book, or contact us to pick up a hard copy at the funeral home.

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Benefits of Funeral Pre Planning
We understand that people often do not understand the true importance of making pre arranged funeral plans. We've provided and in-depth look at the benefits of funeral pre planning, and access to our online funeral pre-arrangement program.
Transferring a Preneed
Did you know it’s possible to transfer an existing preneed plan to another funeral home? Click for more information.
Pre-Planning Funeral Checklist
There’s so much to consider. If you're making final arrangements for yourself or a loved one, this checklist will help you make sure every detail is handled properly.
Building a Legacy of Memories
As part of your final care plans, you may want to secure your memories and stories. We offer guidelines in preparing for your online memorial tribute, the Book of Memories™, and companion video.
Organ & Tissue Donation
Are you or a loved one considering organ donation? Our list of common questions will help in making that decision. We also invite you to speak with our knowledgeable staff.
Pre-Plan Online
If you’re ready to get started, you’ll find this four step online planning tool a snap to use. You’ll create a private account, empowering you to change or update your plan easily.