Obituaries

Connie Brittingham
B: 1956-12-26
D: 2019-09-17
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Brittingham, Connie
Jessie Crockett
B: 1948-11-23
D: 2019-09-04
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Crockett, Jessie
Patty Harpst
B: 1934-08-06
D: 2019-08-25
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Harpst, Patty
Fred Bierschbach
B: 1955-05-05
D: 2019-08-24
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Bierschbach, Fred
Gilbert Pickrell
B: 1938-11-19
D: 2019-08-08
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Pickrell, Gilbert
Gregory Lemmon
B: 1954-03-16
D: 2019-08-07
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Lemmon, Gregory
Susan Link Bremer
B: 1936-02-04
D: 2019-08-04
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Link Bremer, Susan
Wilda Cline
B: 1929-11-17
D: 2019-08-01
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Cline, Wilda
Mary Kay Wilson
B: 1931-02-05
D: 2019-07-29
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Wilson, Mary Kay
Walter "Walt" Dowd
B: 1942-01-09
D: 2019-07-21
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Dowd, Walter "Walt"
Dixie Gabbert
B: 1932-07-07
D: 2019-07-20
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Gabbert, Dixie
Berneta Taulbee
B: 1928-07-22
D: 2019-07-19
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Taulbee, Berneta
Helen Smith
B: 1933-12-08
D: 2019-07-07
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Smith, Helen
Betty Marshall
B: 1928-02-17
D: 2019-06-28
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Marshall, Betty
John Norman
B: 1931-12-24
D: 2019-06-22
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Norman, John
Melba Michael
B: 1920-07-01
D: 2019-06-21
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Michael, Melba
Georgia Martin
B: 1928-12-14
D: 2019-06-06
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Martin, Georgia
Suzanne Koonce
B: 1959-12-29
D: 2019-05-30
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Koonce, Suzanne
Lillian Libby
B: 1960-07-14
D: 2019-05-29
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Libby, Lillian
Sharon Toy
B: 1946-12-21
D: 2019-05-25
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Toy, Sharon
Edward Wright
B: 1947-07-07
D: 2019-05-24
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Wright, Edward

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Alternative Cremation Options

The latest innovation in cremation is a process of alkaline hydrolysis, sometimes called resomation. The process was developed in the United States in the late 1990s. The Cremation Association of North America describes the process as "a water-based cissolution process for human remains that uses alkaline chemicals, heat, and sometimes agitation and-or pressure, to accelerate natural decomposition". 

Compared with traditional cremation, this process uses less energy and releases no carbon and no matter into the atmosphere. Not all regions have made the legislative changes required for funeral homes to offer this service to families and the equipment costs are more than a conventional retort. Both factors currently reduce the availability of resomation cremation services.


Sources:
Cremation Association of North America