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Irene Snyder
B: 1933-07-01
D: 2018-11-10
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Snyder, Irene
Charles Hosan
B: 1947-08-16
D: 2018-11-09
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Hosan, Charles
Franklin Furst
B: 1933-06-19
D: 2018-11-07
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Furst, Franklin
Doris Messick
B: 1932-08-14
D: 2018-10-29
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Messick, Doris
Anna Keener
B: 1953-02-21
D: 2018-10-28
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Keener, Anna
Ray Topper
B: 1930-09-05
D: 2018-10-25
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Topper, Ray
Madeleine Soulliard
B: 1999-04-14
D: 2018-10-24
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Soulliard, Madeleine
Mary Fisher
B: 1932-09-23
D: 2018-10-23
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Fisher, Mary
Verna Wert
B: 1913-08-16
D: 2018-10-23
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Wert, Verna
Elmer Dunkleberger
B: 1932-03-14
D: 2018-10-17
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Dunkleberger, Elmer
David Briggs
B: 1944-01-31
D: 2018-10-11
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Briggs, David
Nedwin Fegley
B: 1952-02-24
D: 2018-10-05
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Fegley, Nedwin
Randall Hansen
B: 1941-02-12
D: 2018-09-25
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Hansen, Randall
John Diffendall
B: 1924-08-09
D: 2018-09-23
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Diffendall, John
Marcie Sansone
B: 1926-10-23
D: 2018-09-19
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Sansone, Marcie
Evelyn Hinkle
B: 1930-07-25
D: 2018-09-14
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Hinkle, Evelyn
Ralph Miller
B: 1947-06-02
D: 2018-09-11
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Miller, Ralph
William McKee
B: 1953-11-19
D: 2018-09-03
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McKee, William
Beverly Ludlow
B: 1934-10-24
D: 2018-08-28
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Ludlow, Beverly
Marilyn Dibeler
B: 1940-12-17
D: 2018-08-20
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Dibeler, Marilyn
Pauline Etnoyer
B: 1940-01-05
D: 2018-08-20
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Etnoyer, Pauline

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