• Thoughts

    “I hear a voice you can not hear. Which says I must not stay. I see a hand you can not see. Which beckons me away."

    The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind
    --- John Allston

    There is more peace somewhere.
    There is more peace somewhere.
    I'm gonna keep on 'til I find it.
    There is more peace somewhere.
    --- African American Hymn

    I cannot think of them as dead who walk with me no more;
    along the path of life I tread they but are gone before.
    --- Fredrick Lucian Hosmer

    In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them.
    In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.
    In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.
    In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
    In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
    In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them.
    When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.
    When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
    When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.
    So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
    --- From Roland B. Gittelsohn

    "Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go. Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you." ~Pueblo Blessing ~

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
    Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
    Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
    Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

    He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

    The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.

    W.H. Auden

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    Raymond Eads
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    Roddy Ethridge
    Larry Green
    Nancy (Neecie) Hardeman Beard
    Otis Havis
    Bobby Hesskew
    Sheryl Hicks
    Donald Hogan
    Kenneth Hogg
    Patty Holloway
    Jane Howerton
    Bob Humphrey
    Valarie Iglesia
    Brad Jennings
    Carol Kendrick
    Bobby Lessman
    Dwight Lessman
    Grace Locke
    Leo Locke Jr.
    Patricia Macha
    Sharon Padilla Murray
    Debra Neumann
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    Mary Helen McBee White
    Marion Willars

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Fitte, Rose

rose fitteMarch 1, 1932 – Nov. 10, 2014

Rose Fitte, 82, of Marlin, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014 in Groesbeck. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, November 13, at The First Baptist Church in Marlin with the Reverend Mark Newton and the Reverend Bill Ashburn officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 12 at Adams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fitte was born March 1, 1932 in Chilton, Texas to Robert and Genavieve (Suttle) Goelzer. She married Dr. Dwayne L. Fitte on January 28, 1951 in Chilton and they celebrated over 59 wonderful years together until his death on October 2, 2010. Mrs. Fitte was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and work in the nursery. She was a former member of the Marlin School Board, loved working in her yard, playing tennis and genealogy.

Her parents; husband; and an infant son, James Eric Fitte preceded her in death.

Survivors include her sons, John Mark Fitte of Augusta, South Carolina, Paul Forest Fitte of Groesbeck and Malcolm Dave Fitte of Mexia; daughters, Martha Rose Lane of Groesbeck and Rachel Ann Heer of Huntington Beach, California; brothers, Robert Goelzer, Ronnie Goelzer and Richard Goelzer; sisters, Betty Hinton and Lynn Engelke; grandchildren, Cliff Fitte of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Matthew Fitte of Houston, Jonathon Fitte of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Adam Fitte of Midland, Amanda Summey of Rowlett, Lauren Fitte of Austin, Madeline Heer of Huntington Beach, California, Meredith Heer of Huntington Beach, California and Jonathan Stevener of Marlin; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church, 309 Coleman, Marlin, TX 76661 or to the Campus Crusade for Christ.Sign the Guest Book at http://www.wacotrib.com

VanCleave, Richard “Sonny”

Sonny VanCleaveRichard “Sonny” VanCleave passed away peacefully at his home on November 2nd, 2014. Although he currently lived in N. California, he was a long time resident of Marlin. He will be missed by many. He was 88

Hay, Hugh T.

hugh hayDec. 17, 1925 – Oct. 9, 2014

Hugh T. Hay, 88, of Marlin, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 in a local nursing home. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, October 12, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin with Dr. James Bryan officiating.

Mr. Hay was born on December 17, 1925 in Eddy, to Lester O. and Lanella (Thompson) Hay. The family moved to Marlin when he was six. He retired from the VA Hospital in Marlin. After retirement he was engaged in ranching. Mr. Hay was a member of the Masonic Lodge #152 in Marlin for over 50 years and the First Baptist Church. He looked forward to the annual Hay reunion each year in Salado and visiting with the Thompson clan in Troy.

Mr. Hay was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and his wife, Margaret Ann Tate Hay.

Survivors include his son, Scott Hay of Marlin; his daughter, Ann Rekieta and husband, James, of Reagan; three grandsons, Nathan Hay and wife, Kim, of Marlin, Justin Hay of Marlin, and Dr. Jonathan Rekieta and wife, Megan, of Houston.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Golden Years Nursing Home for their wonderful and compassionate care the last seven years.

Memorials may be made to the Marlin Public Library or the charity of your choice. Sign the Guest Book at http://www.wacotrib.com

Mitchell, Jean Lloyd

jean mitchellFebruary 21, 1931 – October 9, 2014

Edna Jean Mitchell, of Marlin, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Waco. Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 11, at The First United Methodist Church of Marlin, with Doug Howell officiating.

Jean was born in 1931 to Newton and Altha Lloyd in Kosse, Texas and had one older sister, Ruby. She lived in the Marlin area her entire life and attended Kosse, Reagan, and Marlin schools. Jean married Ray Mitchell, December 26, 1953 in Marlin where they lived, ranched, and raised their family. She has been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marlin since 1949, where she was active in United Methodist Women’s Circle and assisted teaching the Wesleyan SS class for many years. Jean was a member of the “Learners Club”, and enjoyed playing bridge and being with friends in “Crazy Ladies” and Thursday afternoon “Bridge Clubs”. She loved being a homemaker and was even laughed at by friends because she actually enjoyed ironing. Jean was a loving mother and her greatest pleasure was caring for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Mitchel;, one sister, Ruby Williams; and an infant brother. She is survived by her two sons, Michael “Mike” Mitchell and wife, Antoinette, of Robinson; Mark Mitchell and wife, Gina, of Keller; seven grandchildren, Michael Mitchell II and wife, Magen, of Lorena, James Mitchell and wife, Amber, of Satin, William Mitchell and fianc‚e, Kayla Crunk, of Robinson, Ray J. Mitchell of Robinson, Samuel, Jacob, and Claire Mitchell of Keller. Jean is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Madison and Michael Ray Mitchell III, of Lorena; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Mitchell of Marlin, and Margaret Ann Dwyer of Houston; also, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials can be made at the First United Methodist Church of Marlin, 411 Coleman Street, Marlin, TX 76661 and can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718. Sign the Guest Book at http://www.wacotrib.com

Neumann, Larry

neumannOctober 24, 1945 – October 2, 2014

Larry Wayne Neumann, 68, of Marlin passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, October 2, 2014. A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 5th at 2:00 pm at St Paul UCC, Marlin, TX. Pastor Ludy Manthei officiating.

Larry was born in Marlin, Texas on October 24, 1945, the son of Harry and Erna Mae Dieterich Neumann. He graduated from Marlin High School in 1964 and attended Sam Houston State and TSTC in Waco. In 1968 he moved to Dallas. Larry worked with Sysco Foods and Kraft Foods in Dallas, Omaha and Kansas City; Alliant Food Service in Dallas and PFG Foodservice in Temple. He retired in 2009 and was very active in volunteer work with Friends of Hillcrest Cemetery, Waite Cemetery, Reagan Homecoming, Capital Area of Texas Food Distribution in Marlin and on the Board of Samaritan House. Larry was a member of St Paul United Church of Christ, serving as Treasurer of Church Council, and President of St Paul Cemetery Assoc. Larry and Earlene Erwin Shaunfield were married on March 31, 2001 in Marlin and lived in Plano until moving back to Marlin in 2003 and building a home on his family farm. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Ronny Erwin.

He is survived by his wife of Marlin, his daughter, Sara Parks and husband Dennis of Allen, step-son Clint Shaunfield and wife Bonita of Bremond, step-son Eric Shaunfield of Hearne, granddaughters Aspyn Shaunfield and Allison Baker of Bremond; sisters Ethel Horton and Marvin of Mart, Judy Davis and Mike of Mooreville, Kathy Ballman and John of Riesel, Connie Ehlers and Keith of Riesel and his brother Ronnie Neumann and Jenny of Marlin; a brother-in-law Johnny Erwin and Candi of Marlin, sister-in-law Maria Erwin of Penelope; uncles, Raymond and Daretha Neumann of Marlin, L.D. and Irene Neumann of Otto, Bill and Jane Dieterich of Perry, Wilburn and JoAnn Dieterich of Hallsburg; aunts, Erna Feldmann of Marlin, Florine and R.D. Pankonien of Marlin, Ella Mae Neumann of Marlin, Dorothea Neumann of Marlin, Eula Mae Neumann of Waco and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Larry loved to cook and entertain family and friends in his home. He was a good friend to many and a wonderful son, brother, daddy, husband, cousin, uncle and pappa.

Baresch, Lucille Kistler

bareschMarch 24, 1912 – September 27, 2014

Lucille K. Baresch, 102, of Waco, formerly of Marlin, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Waco. A memorial service will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Perry United Methodist Church with the Reverend Ron Oden officiating.

Mrs. Baresch was born on March 24, 1912 in the Perry Community to Carl and Margret (Polster) Kistler. She attended Perry Public schools, graduated Marlin High School in 1929, attended Blinn Junior College and graduated from Baylor University in 1940. From 1931 – 1940 she taught during the school year and attended Baylor University in the summers. She taught in the Alexander Community for several years, briefly in the Perry school, and then in Riesel for a number of years. On December 26, 1949 she married Willie T. Baresch in Perry; he passed away on February 17, 1961. In 1965 she went Lima, Peru and taught in a Methodist Mission School under auspice of Peruvian Methodist Church and returned back to Marlin in 1979. She was a member of Perry United Methodist church and the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her great nieces and nephews and several cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Colegio Maria Alvardo, Av. 28 De Julio 249, Apartado 2144, Lima 1 – Peru or Perry United Methodist Church, 193 CR 127, Riesel, Texas 76682..

Evans, Evelyn Peterson

evelyn evansFebruary 23, 1922 — October 1, 2014

Evelyn Evans (Peterson), 92, of Marlin, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Waco. Graveside services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Hillcrest Cemetery with Chaplain Judy Prather and Mr. Carey Stephenson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, on Friday, October 3rd at Adams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Evans was born on February 23, 1922 in Waco to Christopher Columbus and Essie Marie (Smith) Easter. She graduated from Waco High in 1939 and married Foy Eugene Evans on June 6, 1942 and they lived in Marlin for most of their 53 years. Her church membership was at the First Assembly of God in Marlin where she was committed as a Sunday school teacher for various age groups, active in the Women’s Missionary Council, and devoted in any function where there was a need; Evelyn received a plaque for 62 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Evans retired from the Department of Human Services after 25 years of service. Her heart was always compassionate toward those in need. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1995, 2 brothers, an infant brother and 1 sister.

Survivors include her daughters; Elaine Kunkel and Janet Carpenter and her husband, Tim. She adored her grandchildren; Tricia Stephenson and her husband, Carey, Paul Flentge and his wife, Amanda, and Andrew Carpenter and his wife, Michaela as well as her great-grandchildren; Leah Stephenson, Lauren Slafka, Parker Flentge, Abigail Flentge and Austin Carpenter, brothers; Wilton Easter, Bill Easter and Bob Easter, special nephew; Larry Nobles and her extended family, the Kunkel family, who nicknamed her “Mudder”.

Memorials may be made to: First Assembly of God, P.O. Box 875, Marlin, Texas 76661.

Lawless, Peggy Ruth

Feb. 13, 1926 – Sept. 30, 2014

Peggy Ruth Lawless, 88, of Bryan, formerly of Marlin, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in a Bryan Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be 2:30p.m. Thursday, October 2, in Hillcrest Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Blundell and Larry Lawless officiating.

Mrs. Lawless was born on February 13, 1926 in Fort Worth, Texas to William Ethan and Lillian Mae (Malone) Bunn. She married Ralph Warren Lawless on July 19, 1941 in Lott, Texas and they celebrated over 63 wonderful years together until his death in May 13, 2005. Granny as she was called was great mom to all; wonderful caregiver, and everyone couldn’t wait for the holidays for all the great food she provided. In her later years the girls always gathered together in mid-February to celebrate birthdays for Aunt Ruby Jean, Big Mama and Peggy. Mrs. Lawless worked for the Marlin V.A. Hospital for 12 years and was a former member of the Marlin civic Club and a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marlin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Don Bunn; and a sister; Ruby Jean Joyce.

Survivors include her sons, Frank W. Lawless of Rockwall, and Larry E. Lawless and his wife, Lynda, of Bryan; special daughter, Nita Davis and her husband, George; sister, Patsy Williams; randchildren, Allison Tucker and her husband, Jon, Whitney Wright, Grant Conlee and his wife, Mandy, Tyler Lawless and his wife, Amy and Trent Lawless; great-grandchildren, Cooper Currie, Gibson Tucker, Ellie Tucker, Boone Tucker, Davis and Jess Conlee and Case and Ramsey Wright; nieces, Judy Willoughby and her husband, Joe, Peggy Jean Shaw and her husband, Jimmy, and Debbie Hess and her husband, Bob; and nephews, Bobby Joyce and his wife, Suzanne, and Kenny Williams and his wife, Pat.

The family would like to give a special thanks to The Lamp Stand Nursing Home, Hospice Brazos Valley and Dr. Denise Turner for their great care and love they gave our mother.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, Texas 77803 or to the charity of your choice. Sign the Guest Book at http://www.wacotrib.com

Ethridge, Jo Ann

Jo Ann EthridgeFebruary 28, 1939 – September 19, 2914

Jo Ann Ethridge, 75, went to be with her heavenly family, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet. Jo Ann was born Feb. 28, 1939, in Marlin. She retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone after 40 years of loyal service. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Thomas W. Ethridge, and sons, Scotty W. Ethridge and Michael T. Ethridge. Survivors: Grandsons, Collin Ethridge and Tyler Ethridge; great-granddaughter, Aaliyah Ethridge; sister, Ruth Baker; daughter-in-law, Sharmie Ethridge; nephew, David Baker and wife, Diana.

Salsiccia, Connie Tull

October 16, 1956 – September 9, 2014

Connie Salsiccia, 57, of Marlin, passed away Tuesday September 9, 2014, after a long and brave battle with a malignant brain tumor. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 11, at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin. A Holy Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be 10 a.m., Friday, September 12, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with the committal service to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Father Celso Yu will officiate the Mass with Father Ron Feather to assist.

Connie was born in Waco, Texas to Lillie (Herzog) and Afton Tull. She grew up in Chilton in a large and loving family of five brothers and three sisters. Her greatest passion was spending time with her family. Connie always made holiday gatherings special whether it was frying a huge batch of chicken for Easter dinner, making her famous sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, or treat bags for the kids on Christmas Eve. She told everyone she was so happy to have a large family and would not change a thing about her childhood.

She graduated from Chilton High School in May 1975 and upon graduation, Connie married the love of her life, Samuel L. Salsiccia. Together they had one daughter, Shelley. Connie was a devoted and loving mother; enthusiastically supporting Shelley in all she endeavored. Connie was thrilled when she gained a son-in-law, David, in 2005 and was extremely proud to be his sponsor when he was confirmed into the Catholic Church. In 2011, Connie and Sam were blessed with a grandson, Samuel Cooper, who inherited her looks and beautiful smile! He is “Honey’s” pride and joy.

Connie was loved by many and known as a person who would help anyone. You could often find her at church decorating for children activities, cooking for the priest, or donating her time and talents at the annual St. Joseph’s Fall Festival. Connie and Sam owned Neighborhood Grocery and Market in Marlin for many years. Connie was generous and never turned away a person in need; often giving customers groceries free of charge. All the neighborhood kids who came into the store never left without a piece of candy or a bag of chips. After retirement from Neighborhood Grocery, Connie worked at her hometown bank in Chilton then later for Tri-County Special Utility District in Marlin.

Connie is preceded in death by her parents, and in-laws, Carlo and Lula Salsiccia.

She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Sam; daughter, Shelley Smith and husband, David, grandson, Samuel Cooper; brothers, Kenneth Tull and wife, Martha, Sammy Tull and wife, Lucy, Michael Tull and wife, Kay, Danny Tull, Rickey Tull and wife, Tammy; sisters, Bonnie Jones, Marilyn Tull and fianc�, Garland Neumann, Rita Presley and husband, Mickey; brother-in-law, Don Salsiccia and wife, Margaret; sister-in-law, Josephine Neumann and husband, Billy; aunts, Mildred Airhart, Zena Greaser, Betty Jean Bethke; uncle, Paul Tull and wife, Lanette; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special family friends, Kathy Haug, Lisa Stinson and Donna Ann (Adams) Kingrey whom she loved dearly.

God has called a special servant home. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed but we rejoice in His words knowing the Lord said unto her, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:23.”

Her family would like to extend a heart-warming thank you to Dr. Carl Chakmakjian and staff at Texas Oncology, Dr. Brian O’Grady and staff at Providence Neurological, Dr. Arthur Sudan and staff at Providence Internal Medicine and Dr. Juan Posada (formerly of Scott & White Oncology), Providence Home Care and most recently the caregivers from Providence Hospice. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 311 Oaks St, Marlin, Texas 76661 or Providence Hospice, 4830 Lakewood Drive, Suite 2, Waco, TX, 76710.


Dodge, Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Fischer

elizabeth dodge colorMay 7, 1973 – September 8, 2014

Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Fischer Dodge entered into rest the morning of September 8, 2014 in Marlin. Born May 7, 1973 in Austin, she was forty-one years old at her passing. Beth was a lifelong resident of Falls County.

Beth’s main interests were her family and work. She was raised in Marlin and graduated from Marlin High School in 1991 and attended McLennan Community College in Waco where by 1998, she graduated with three associate degree’s. After graduation, Beth started doing what she loved most, working. She was excited for the many employment opportunities she had including the Texas Youth Commission, Marlin Independent School District, First United Methodist Church of Marlin, The Chicken Place of Marlin, and The Shed of Salado to name a few. She enjoyed spending time with family on many occasions, but especially during the holidays. She loved preparing meals and celebrating with everyone. She also had a love of animals and enjoyed being a part of the Humane Society and Fuzzy Friends of Waco. 

Beth is preceded in death by her father, Scott Fischer; also by grandparents Bitsy and Don Thigpen and Henrietta and Leonard Fischer; and by her uncle, John Thigpen and aunt Beverly Fischer Stanfield. 

Beth is survived by her mother Fran Drake and husband Kenneth of Marlin and step father Larry Wolfe and wife Elaine of Salado. She is survived also by brothers Walter Fischer and wife Karin of Killeen, Andrew Wolfe and wife Allison of Salado; step sisters Doreen Foster and husband John of Washington, Carolyn Pyle and husband Charles of Arizona, Natalie Curwood and husband Rick of Washington, and Gigi Drake of Texas. Also, she is survived by her uncle Drew Thigpen of Austin, aunt Cindy Thipgen of Austin, and cousins Justin Thigpen and wife Christine of San Antonio, Josh Thigpen and wife Katherine of Austin, Jeremy Thigpen of Austin, Kay Stanfield of Frisco and Kelly Vestal of Frisco. In addition, she is survived by many nieces and nephews including Joseph Fischer, Aaron Mason, Melanie Mason, Skylar Williams, Raymond Pyle, Derek Pyle, Cheryllyn Pyle, Bryant Pyle, Kody Warren, Nate Gerberg, Peggy Hickmott, Park Gerberg, and Jackson Gerberg.

Memorial gifts may be given to First United Methodist Church of Marlin or charity of your choice.


Lessman, Wilburn H.

January 30, 1930 — August 26, 2014

Wilburn H. Lessman, 84, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, August 29, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Thompson officiating.

Wilburn was born January 30, 1930 in Falls County to Henry and Meline (Schreiber) Lessman. He owned and operated Lessman’s Grocery and Market and B & W Auto Sales. Wilburn was passionate in serving countless hours in law enforcement volunteer work, as well as other volunteer organizations.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Jean Lessman.

Survivors include his children, Debby Stewman, Judy Heickman and husband Tom, and Neil Lessman and wife, Gaila; grandchildren, Marshall Stewman, Will and Austin Glover, Madison Heickman, Josh, Jeremy, and Justin (Bumper) Lessman; great grandchildren, Leighton and Lyra Stewman, Zayne, Jacob, Wyatt, Ryder, Kenzie and Tucker Lessman, and Deztanie and Joseph Hellsten; sisters, Gracie Weiting and husband, Nelson and Minnie Lou Owen; and special friend, Bettie Lou Porter.

Wilburn treasured all of his friends.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials should be made to the charity of your choice.


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