Obituaries

Walter Kirk
B: 1940-09-25
D: 2018-12-10
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Kirk, Walter
Lois Smith
B: 1930-05-27
D: 2018-12-09
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Smith, Lois
Lloyd Kinnaird
B: 1926-04-04
D: 2018-12-09
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Kinnaird, Lloyd
Lynne Czerechowicz
B: 1954-09-08
D: 2018-12-09
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Czerechowicz, Lynne
Moira Kerr
B: 1937-06-15
D: 2018-12-08
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Kerr, Moira
Edward Core
B: 1941-12-25
D: 2018-12-08
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Core, Edward
Kathleen Howgego
B: 1921-06-29
D: 2018-12-08
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Howgego, Kathleen
Charles Waud
B: 1930-12-06
D: 2018-12-07
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Waud, Charles
Leo Janssen
B: 1938-08-15
D: 2018-12-07
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Janssen, Leo
John Kimmerly
B: 1933-05-29
D: 2018-12-05
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Kimmerly, John
Marvin Gricks
B: 1950-02-05
D: 2018-12-04
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Gricks, Marvin
James Rowland
B: 1940-10-21
D: 2018-12-04
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Rowland, James
Benjamin Van Galen
B: 1989-09-13
D: 2018-12-04
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Van Galen, Benjamin
Ryan McClintic
B: 1995-12-14
D: 2018-12-04
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McClintic, Ryan
Lawrence Boyce
B: 1950-12-05
D: 2018-12-04
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Boyce, Lawrence
John Grieco
B: 1935-09-04
D: 2018-12-03
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Grieco, John
Gerald Heald
B: 1943-09-06
D: 2018-12-03
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Heald, Gerald
Thomas Springstead
B: 1930-03-06
D: 2018-12-03
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Springstead, Thomas
Donald Bloomfield
B: 1936-12-23
D: 2018-12-01
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Bloomfield, Donald
Ronald Knowles
B: 1956-10-11
D: 2018-11-29
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Knowles, Ronald
Robert Henry
B: 1925-11-14
D: 2018-11-28
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Henry, Robert

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Question #1What is involved in cremation?
Answer:The casket or container is placed in the cremation chamber where the temperature reaches 1,400-1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. After approximately 2.5 hours, all organic material is consumed by heat and evaporation, and the bone fragments are left behind. These are known as the cremated remains, which are then carefully removed from the chamber and processed into fine particles to be placed in a container or urn for the family.

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