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Thomas Will
B: 1951-02-23
D: 2018-08-18
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Will , Thomas
Barbara Taylor
B: 1948-03-21
D: 2018-08-18
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Taylor , Barbara
Nancy Wallman
B: 1941-06-15
D: 2018-08-14
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Wallman , Nancy
Shelia Klipp
B: 1924-05-24
D: 2018-08-14
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Klipp, Shelia
Nancy Humphreys
B: 1928-08-30
D: 2018-08-13
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Humphreys , Nancy
Arthur Mays
B: 1945-02-01
D: 2018-08-08
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Mays, Arthur
Harold Shone
D: 2018-08-07
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Shone , Harold
Shirley Snead
B: 1926-12-22
D: 2018-08-05
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Snead , Shirley
Robert Sanders
B: 1932-10-20
D: 2018-08-01
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Sanders, Robert
Charles Strosnider
B: 1941-11-18
D: 2018-07-31
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Strosnider, Charles
Ellen Macdonald
B: 1948-12-20
D: 2018-07-31
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Macdonald , Ellen
Donald Will
B: 1965-09-10
D: 2018-07-29
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Will, Donald
Clarence Masimore
B: 1925-08-21
D: 2018-07-28
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Masimore, Clarence
Mary Moore
B: 1922-11-25
D: 2018-07-28
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Moore, Mary
Sandra Moore
B: 1960-12-10
D: 2018-07-22
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Moore, Sandra
Charles Morgan
B: 1934-11-07
D: 2018-07-21
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Morgan, Charles
Philip Linthicum
B: 1966-11-11
D: 2018-07-21
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Linthicum, Philip
Page Combs
B: 1935-01-18
D: 2018-07-17
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Combs, Page
Nathan Hendricks
B: 1993-07-28
D: 2018-07-16
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Hendricks, Nathan
William Caldwell
B: 1931-07-28
D: 2018-07-09
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Caldwell, William
Mary Crawford
B: 1933-01-24
D: 2018-07-08
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Crawford, Mary

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  1. Resist the temptation to dismiss their death as "timely" or "inevitable". While this is one way to rationalize the loss, it doesn't touch your emotions. You have experienced a significant loss and you need to take time to grieve. The majority of people whose parents die are employed full time. A three-day bereavement leave isn't enough time to deal with this loss. Be aware of the need to adjust your personal schedule to take time to grieve.
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  4. Do something to memorialize your parent. This could be a donation to a favorite charity. It could be a memorial in your family church. If possible you may want to create a permanent memorial at his or her college or university. Perhaps you would like to plant a tree in memory of your parent.
  5. Draw on the resources of your faith to sustain you. How does your faith or spirituality address the issue of dying? How does it help you make sense of life? Does it help you answer your questions?
  6. Although your parent is physically dead, he or she will continue to live through you. The values your parent gave you will affect you - for better, or worse - for the rest of your life. Take what is good from them and incorporate it more fully into your life and be thankful for the good you received.

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