Obituaries

Ruth Elenburg
B: 1926-07-11
D: 2016-04-24
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Elenburg, Ruth
Anna Riggins
B: 1928-05-06
D: 2016-04-24
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Riggins, Anna
John Skeens
B: 1934-12-20
D: 2016-04-19
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Skeens, John
Doris Clary
B: 1932-07-29
D: 2016-04-18
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Clary, Doris
George Watkins
B: 1926-09-24
D: 2016-04-18
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Watkins, George
Kermit Riggins
B: 1925-02-05
D: 2016-04-16
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Riggins, Kermit
Walter Clark
B: 1931-03-09
D: 2016-04-16
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Clark, Walter
Douglas Gray
B: 1958-12-10
D: 2016-04-13
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Gray, Douglas
Lila Irwin
B: 1924-07-20
D: 2016-04-12
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Irwin, Lila
Donald Connerly
B: 1928-03-02
D: 2016-04-11
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Connerly, Donald
Austin Klooze
B: 1981-06-19
D: 2016-04-11
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Klooze, Austin
Patricia Odle
B: 1932-07-16
D: 2016-04-08
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Odle, Patricia
Patricia Collins
B: 1932-11-23
D: 2016-04-03
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Collins, Patricia
LeMoyne Altic
B: 1941-05-28
D: 2016-04-03
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Altic, LeMoyne
Jodi Franklin
B: 1967-09-26
D: 2016-03-31
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Franklin, Jodi
Robert Boggs
B: 1926-04-15
D: 2016-03-30
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Boggs, Robert
Myrtle Long
B: 1923-10-01
D: 2016-03-28
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Long, Myrtle
Martha Jackson
B: 1941-03-13
D: 2016-03-24
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Jackson, Martha
Virgil Starke
B: 1922-06-22
D: 2016-03-24
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Starke, Virgil
Esther Russell
B: 1926-05-19
D: 2016-03-23
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Russell, Esther
Fredrick Calvert
B: 1933-01-14
D: 2016-03-22
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Calvert, Fredrick

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While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

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  • Surviving Parent
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The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

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If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not honor their funeral wishes, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any relatives living.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.

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