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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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Dr. Raymond Ward Arritt
09-19-1957 – 11/14/2018
Raymond W. Arritt, 61, of Ames, passed away unexpectedly of a stroke on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be held at Stevens Memorial Chapel...
Nante Brewer (Nan)
Nan was born in 1939, to Harry John Brewer and Freida Mozelle (Elliot) Brewer, she found a friend in Wilma Gates of Pratt, KS, who was a devote Christian woman who prayed every day for Nan to be...
Margaret Helen Anderson (Helen Anderson)
05/13/1928 – 10/24/2018
Margaret “Helen” Anderson, age 90, of Ames, IA, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Israel Hospice House. A graveside service will be held at Story Memorial Gardens at 1:00 p.m. on...
Letha "Jane" Simon (Jane Simon)
03/22/1930 – 10/17/2018
Letha Jane Simon was born March 22, 1930 in Des Moines, Iowa to Preston H. and Letha W. Spillers. Jane was educated at Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) and Drake University. On June 17, 1951,...
Helen Y. Sassaman
11/08/1926 – 09/19/2018
Helen Y. Sassaman, 91, passed away on Sept. 19, 2018. She was born Nov. 8, 1926, to Everett V. Christy and Vera P. (Emanuel) in Ottumwa. After graduating from Ottumwa High School in 1944, Helen...
William Carroll Farrington (Bill)
03/21/1941 – 09/18/2018
William(Bill) Carroll Farrington, 77, of Nevada, Iowa passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:54pm with his wife of 34 years Waynetta Farrington and son Mike Farrington by his side at the Israel...
Larry "Skip" Charles Booth Jr
12/04/1947 – 08/15/2018
Dr. Larry Charles “Skip” Booth Jr. D.VM., aged 70 of Ames, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, August 15th, as the result of a boating accident in Kenora, Ontario, Canada. A memorial service will be...
08/12/1922 – 07/19/2018
LaVerna (Werner) Larson Peterson, at the age of 95, was called by her Lord Jesus Christ to her heavenly home on Thursday, July 19, 2018. LaVerna was born in Albert City, Iowa, on August 12, 1922, to...
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.
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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.
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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, providing comfort for the family for years to come.