Obituaries

Dennis Striplin
B: 1957-02-08
D: 2017-08-17
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Striplin, Dennis
Ethel Breithaupt
B: 1942-08-15
D: 2017-08-14
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Breithaupt, Ethel
Dr. John Sisco
B: 1931-06-27
D: 2017-08-11
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Sisco, Dr. John
Jadwiga Pacyniak
B: 1946-10-10
D: 2017-08-08
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Pacyniak, Jadwiga
Diana Hechler
B: 1951-03-29
D: 2017-08-07
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Hechler, Diana
Earl Stockdale
B: 1947-10-20
D: 2017-08-06
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Stockdale, Earl
Inez Bowman
B: 1917-11-17
D: 2017-08-04
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Bowman, Inez
Bradley John Smith
B: 1967-06-20
D: 2017-07-30
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Smith, Bradley John
Ute Richardson
B: 1952-11-01
D: 2017-07-29
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Richardson, Ute
Robert Fraley
B: 1946-09-24
D: 2017-07-28
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Fraley, Robert
William Nagel
B: 1959-08-04
D: 2017-07-27
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Nagel, William
Joan Burnette
B: 1951-12-17
D: 2017-07-25
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Burnette, Joan
Carleen Lambert
B: 1958-10-21
D: 2017-07-24
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Lambert, Carleen
Michael Smith
B: 1961-01-14
D: 2017-07-21
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Smith, Michael
James Eidemiller
B: 1970-04-04
D: 2017-07-20
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Eidemiller, James
Carol Petereit
B: 1946-11-11
D: 2017-07-18
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Petereit, Carol
Patricia Journey
B: 1948-10-14
D: 2017-07-16
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Journey, Patricia
John Lucas Jr.
B: 1922-05-22
D: 2017-07-16
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Lucas Jr., John
John Tipton
B: 1960-06-24
D: 2017-07-13
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Tipton, John
Paul Goudelock
B: 1949-08-12
D: 2017-07-12
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Goudelock, Paul
Margaret Fox
B: 1940-06-15
D: 2017-07-12
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Fox, Margaret

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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