Obituaries

David Varner
B: 1940-01-18
D: 2018-12-07
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Varner, David
William Russell
B: 1929-04-04
D: 2018-12-04
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Russell, William
Patricia Pugh
B: 1954-11-10
D: 2018-12-01
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Pugh, Patricia
John McBride
B: 1972-03-01
D: 2018-11-30
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McBride, John
Dana Diehl
B: 1949-11-03
D: 2018-11-29
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Diehl, Dana
Connie Bard
B: 1961-11-23
D: 2018-11-29
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Bard, Connie
Angel Burkepile
B: 1995-05-18
D: 2018-11-28
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Burkepile, Angel
Glenn Myers
B: 1932-11-01
D: 2018-11-26
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Myers, Glenn
Debbie Noel
B: 1955-06-30
D: 2018-11-26
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Noel, Debbie
Nancy White
B: 1943-10-08
D: 2018-11-24
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White, Nancy
William Neil
B: 1944-11-12
D: 2018-11-20
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Neil, William
Treva Reiner
B: 1935-07-14
D: 2018-11-18
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Reiner, Treva
Phares Nolt
B: 1933-10-19
D: 2018-11-16
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Nolt, Phares
Betty Binner
B: 1925-04-09
D: 2018-11-15
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Binner, Betty
Elizabeth Kaufmann
B: 1958-09-05
D: 2018-11-11
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Kaufmann, Elizabeth
Rita Fox
B: 1954-11-15
D: 2018-11-08
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Fox, Rita
Andrea Roppolo
B: 1975-12-04
D: 2018-11-07
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Roppolo, Andrea
Mary Taylor
B: 1941-10-15
D: 2018-11-07
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Taylor, Mary
Jerry Thomas
B: 1928-10-23
D: 2018-11-05
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Thomas, Jerry
Frank Stouffer
B: 1933-12-14
D: 2018-11-04
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Stouffer, Frank
Zachary Comp
B: 1993-01-28
D: 2018-11-04
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Comp, Zachary

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While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

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  • Surviving Parent
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  • Ex-Spouse
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The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

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If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not respect their funeral plans, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any living relatives.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.