Obituaries

Sharon Shafer
B: 1956-07-20
D: 2017-12-12
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Shafer, Sharon
Allene Cowger
B: 1929-04-13
D: 2017-12-07
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Cowger, Allene
Donald Woods
B: 1941-06-29
D: 2017-12-04
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Woods, Donald
Faustina Gonzalez
B: 1922-09-26
D: 2017-12-04
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Gonzalez, Faustina
Mike Mungia
B: 1967-07-01
D: 2017-12-02
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Mungia, Mike
Billie Laza
B: 1929-08-30
D: 2017-11-26
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Laza, Billie
Garry Burke
B: 1948-07-18
D: 2017-11-23
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Burke, Garry
Kathryn Gee
B: 1935-04-26
D: 2017-11-21
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Gee, Kathryn
Ezra Springer
B: 2017-01-29
D: 2017-11-20
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Springer, Ezra
Charles Darter
B: 1946-01-05
D: 2017-11-19
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Darter, Charles
LTC Dennis Clark
B: 1941-10-09
D: 2017-11-16
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Clark, LTC Dennis
Alice Benner
B: 1936-03-08
D: 2017-11-11
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Benner, Alice
Mario Tobar
B: 1971-10-06
D: 2017-11-05
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Tobar, Mario
William Taylor
B: 1949-02-19
D: 2017-11-03
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Taylor, William
William Gardner
B: 1951-02-08
D: 2017-11-01
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Gardner, William
Pamela Kelley
B: 1949-04-25
D: 2017-10-29
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Kelley, Pamela
Georgia Ketterman
B: 1934-09-12
D: 2017-10-27
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Ketterman, Georgia
Joilene Crouch
B: 1984-05-15
D: 2017-10-26
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Crouch, Joilene
Connie Graham
B: 1953-02-01
D: 2017-10-23
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Graham, Connie
Carol Lewis
B: 1941-07-27
D: 2017-10-23
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Lewis, Carol
Paul Land
B: 1953-11-08
D: 2017-10-22
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Land, Paul

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What can I do with the ashes?

What can be done with the cremated remains?

With cremation, your options are numerous. The cremains can be interred in a cemetery plot, i.e., earth burial, retained by a family member, usually in an urn, scattered on private property, or at a place that was significant to the deceased. (It would always be advisable to check for local regulations regarding scattering in a public place.) Cremation is just one step in the commemorative process-- the preparation of the human remains for memorialization. Today, there are many different types of memorial options from which to choose. Memorialization is a time-honored tradition that has been practiced for centuries. A memorial serves as a tribute to a life lived and provides a focal point for remembrance, as well as a record for future generations. The type of memorial you choose is a personal decision. The limit is set only by your imagination.

 

Can I scatter the remains on private property?

Yes, with permission of the owner.

 

What is memorialization for a cremation?

You might choose ground burial of the urn. Also available at many cemeteries are cremation niches in a columbarium. They offer the beauty of a mausoleum setting with the benefits of above ground placement of remains. Many cemeteries also offer scattering gardens. This area of a cemetery offers the peacefulness of a serene garden where family and friends can come and reflect.

 

What is a columbarium?

A columbarium, often located within a mausoleum or chapel, sometimes freestanding, either indoors or outdoors, is constructed of numerous small compartments (niches) designed to hold urns containing cremated remains.

 

If I am cremated, can I be buried with my spouse even if he or she was in a casket?

Yes — Depending upon the cemetery's policy, you may be able to save a grave space by having the cremains buried on top of your casketed spouse, or utilize the space provided next to him/her. Many cemeteries allow for multiple cremains to be interred in a single grave space.

 

Can I take the cremated remains home?

Yes. The remains are normally placed in an urn. Most families select an urn that is suitable for placement on a mantle or shelf. Urns are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials.