Obituaries

Mary Rinker
B: 1924-07-23
D: 2016-05-05
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Rinker, Mary
Frederic Allen
B: 1916-12-25
D: 2016-04-29
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Allen, Frederic
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

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The Memorial Tree holds 581 leaves. The average time frame for any given leaf to remain on the tree is 4 1/2 years. A map and listing is retained of where all individual’s names are kept on the tree for easy reference to a family member in need of locating their loved one’s leaf.

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