The Fayette County Health Department Hospice held its annual Community Memorial Service on Sunday afternoon at First Church of God northwest of Vandalia. Above, the service closes with those attending releasing balloons in memory of loved ones who died in the past year.
Tauynya Ohnesorge, the FCHD Hospice director, welcomes those attending the Community Memorial Service. She also led attendees in the singing of ‘What Wonderous Love is This?’
Hospice volunteer Bud Morrison lights the love candle. Lighting the other candles were, from left: hospice volunteer Michele Satterthwaite, grie
Melanie Schaafsma sings ‘You Raised Me Up’ and also gave a reading at the service.
Tracy Lash (above), a hospice volunteer and the bereavement coordinator, and hospice nurse Cindy Hof handed out carnations to family members of those remembered during Sunday’s service.
FCHD Hospice volunteer Michele Satterthwaite plays ‘Taps’ on a recorder.
Joe Lawson, the hospice spiritual counselor, delivered the opening prayer and the homily at the service.