Obituaries

Melissa Muhale
B: 1966-06-04
D: 2018-04-18
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Muhale, Melissa
Larry Tindle
B: 1951-05-11
D: 2018-04-14
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Tindle, Larry
Jennifer Hagan
B: 1966-06-10
D: 2018-04-14
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Hagan, Jennifer
Benjamin Gall
B: 1956-08-31
D: 2018-04-09
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Gall, Benjamin
Gwendolene Tennis
B: 1929-11-08
D: 2018-04-08
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Tennis, Gwendolene
Nilo Batista
B: 1955-05-12
D: 2018-04-07
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Batista, Nilo
Bryan Conley
B: 1970-10-16
D: 2018-04-06
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Conley, Bryan
Tammy Zitter
B: 1971-09-26
D: 2018-04-05
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Zitter, Tammy
William Burnett
B: 1945-08-22
D: 2018-04-04
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Burnett, William
Francis Allen Palm
B: 1937-07-02
D: 2018-04-03
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Palm, Francis Allen
William Tucker
B: 1938-08-11
D: 2018-04-03
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Tucker, William
Patricia Owsley
B: 1942-10-05
D: 2018-04-02
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Owsley, Patricia
Stephen Weston
D: 2018-04-02
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Weston, Stephen
Joseph Harper
B: 1946-12-15
D: 2018-04-01
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Harper, Joseph
Stephen Unger
B: 1958-01-03
D: 2018-03-31
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Unger, Stephen
Hwa Ja Gragg
B: 1940-07-15
D: 2018-03-30
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Gragg, Hwa Ja
William Bettendorf
B: 1934-12-03
D: 2018-03-25
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Bettendorf, William
Wayne Schmidt
B: 1940-07-11
D: 2018-03-23
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Schmidt, Wayne
John Cunningham
B: 1939-05-25
D: 2018-03-23
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Cunningham, John
William "Bill" Berry
B: 1939-04-11
D: 2018-03-22
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Berry, William "Bill"
Nathan Cain
B: 1967-09-23
D: 2018-03-22
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Cain, Nathan

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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