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The Dignity Memorial® online obituary search tool gives you access to obituaries from thousands of locations across North America. You can search by first or last name, state and publication date. Once you find the obituary you are looking for, you can get important information about upcoming services, share a favorite photo or memory, and send flowers or gifts to the family.
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Norman Ray Howerton
07/09/1932 – 05/22/2020
Norman Ray Howerton, 87, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at Bethany Manor in Story City. Private family services will be held at this time and a Celebration of Life will be planned for a future...
Judith Ann Green
07/26/1943 – 04/18/2020
Judith Ann (Judy) Green was born on July 26, 1943, to Harold L. and Evelyn R. (Deal) Green. She lived her entire life in Ames, Iowa. Visitation will be at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St) on...
Gertrude "Abbie" Esther Himan
07/31/1927 – 03/29/2020
Gertrude “Abbie” Esther Himan, 92, died Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Israel Family Hospice House. A private graveside service will be held since gathering restrictions in place at this time due to our...
Lloyd F. Anderson
01/27/1924 – 03/15/2020
Lloyd Francis Anderson, 96, passed away on March 15, 2020, at Bickford of Urbandale. A graveside service at Coal Ridge Cemetery, RR 3, in Knoxville, IA, will be held at a later date in June. Lloyd...
Linda Elaine Squiers
03/24/1944 – 03/01/2020
Linda Elaine Squiers passed away peacefully at her home in Story City, Iowa on March 1, 2020 after a courageous one- year struggle with cancer. A visitation will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic...
Vincent G. Butler
09/29/1935 – 02/10/2020
Vincent G. Butler, age 84 of Ames, IA, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, February 14, 2020, at Stevens...
David Allen Anderson
03/23/1951 – 01/17/2020
David Anderson, a lifelong resident of Ames, passed peacefully on January 16th, 2020 at the age of 68. David was a brilliant musician and a lifelong lover of music. His instrument of choice was the...
Theresa Claire Braune
11/11/1952 – 01/17/2020
Theresa Claire Braune, age 67, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, with a Vigil service following...
Obituaries celebrate and honor unique lives
Today’s obituaries are more than simple funeral announcements and a list of the names of family members. Modern obituaries include treasured memories, funny stories and important details that showcase the joys and moments of a life lived. A great obituary tells a unique story and reflects the personality of the person it commemorates.
Obituaries give visitation, funeral and memorial details
Funeral services that include a viewing or wake are usually held within a few days of a death, but a funeral or memorial service can sometimes take place much later. Some families choose to hold a visitation before the service, while others may prefer a more low-key or private family service. A memorial service can take place at a funeral home, chapel or another location that was meaningful to the loved one. Preferences vary, and an obituary lets friends and family know where to go and when. The online obituary also allows you to sign up for reminders about services to provide assurance that you don't miss an important memorial event.
Send flowers or gifts directly to the service or family's home
Along with words of condolence, sending flowers or a small gift is a wonderful way to show you care. With the Dignity Memorial online obituary, it's simple to order a bouquet or another token of care and have it delivered directly to the funeral service or the family’s home.
Online obituaries let you leave words of support
It's important not to underestimate the power of a simple message or cherished photo to bring support and comfort to those who are grieving. Send a note, share a story or upload a photo. Your condolences and kind words will remain with the obituary and be included in an available printed memory book, providing comfort for the family for years to come.