Obituaries

Larry Spece
B: 1953-01-25
D: 2018-11-12
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Spece, Larry
Thomas Sheets
B: 1941-09-10
D: 2018-11-11
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Sheets, Thomas
DeVee Wumkes
B: 1929-05-16
D: 2018-11-09
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Wumkes, DeVee
Robert Breitsprecher
B: 1931-05-26
D: 2018-11-02
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Breitsprecher, Robert
Bonnie Stacy
B: 1947-12-31
D: 2018-10-24
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Stacy, Bonnie
Ronald Naylor
B: 1938-12-14
D: 2018-10-23
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Naylor, Ronald
Marty Becker
B: 1957-07-09
D: 2018-10-22
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Becker, Marty
Eunice Mahoney
B: 1924-10-08
D: 2018-10-14
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Mahoney, Eunice
Pauline Hosch
B: 1920-03-10
D: 2018-10-05
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Hosch, Pauline
David Williams
B: 1949-12-11
D: 2018-09-26
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Williams, David
Robert Straw
B: 1937-02-09
D: 2018-09-22
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Straw, Robert
Dorothy Seamans
B: 1921-10-00
D: 2018-09-06
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Seamans, Dorothy
Steven Kirby
B: 1954-02-25
D: 2018-09-03
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Kirby, Steven
Jerry Schuman
B: 1935-11-07
D: 2018-09-02
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Schuman, Jerry
Cynthia Rabbitt
B: 1948-11-19
D: 2018-09-02
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Rabbitt, Cynthia
Jerry Main
B: 1955-06-21
D: 2018-08-28
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Main, Jerry
Dorothy Smith
B: 1932-07-15
D: 2018-08-02
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Smith, Dorothy
Anna Lynch
B: 1992-08-28
D: 2018-07-26
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Lynch, Anna
Eunice Meyer
B: 1940-04-16
D: 2018-07-19
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Meyer, Eunice
Donna Fratzke
B: 1945-10-22
D: 2018-07-16
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Fratzke, Donna
Douglas Wubben
B: 1954-06-10
D: 2018-07-15
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Wubben, Douglas

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Grief Support

After the unexpected death of his wife, Irish author C.S. Lewis wrote in A Grief Observed, "No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. The death of a beloved is an amputation."

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Dealing with Death
If you avoid dealing with death, you may become more vulnerable and unable to grieve. We offer support in accepting loss and preparing for death.
Dealing with Grief
This page features links to each of the articles in the grief library and provides access to our year-long series of email grief support messages.
Grieving with Purpose
Explore the concept of grief work. This article reviews the four tasks involved and highlights the six self-care and bereavement signposts in your bereavement journey.
Ending Denial and Finding Acceptance
Acceptance puts an end to denial by releasing disbelief. In doing so, you can fully include the death of a loved one into your life and find peace-of-mind.
For Friends of the Bereaved
Have you chosen to help someone who is grieving the death of a loved one? If so, this article was written for you. It offers insights and provides suggestions on how best to support them during this time.
When Grief Doesn't Ease
This article takes a closer look at what's considered normal grieving compared to more complicated grief. We can look for signals to see if our grief may be going off track.
When Grief is Unacknowledged
There are many situations when our grief is not understood by those around us and can compromise our well-being. This article provides readers with four ways to reclaim our rights to grieve and find support.