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Joshua Destry DuVall
1/9/1989 - 5/21/2019
Joshua Destry DuVall, 30, of New Castle passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at his home. He was born January 9, 1989 to Shane and Jennifer (Ballard) DuVall.

He was employed by Magna Powertrain in Muncie. Joshua enjoyed grilling out, music, concerts, hanging out with friends, little kids and working on his trucks. He especially loved his dogs, Copper and Tucker and family gatherings.

He is survived by his father, Shane F. DuVall of Cambridge City; grandmother, Lawana DuVall of Cambridge City; grandfather, Don (Evie) Ballard of Millville; companion, Angela Dingle Manning; uncles, Shawn DuVall of Cambridge City and Mike (Cindy) Ballard of Kokomo; cousins, Sean Richard DuVall, Ciera Duvall, Kylie Ballard and Hannah Ballard; several other cousins, aunts and uncles.

In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his, paternal grandfather, James DuVall and maternal grandmother, Patsy Ballard.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Matt Purdue officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition. Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28th at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Joshua DuVall Funeral Fund, c/o Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, 3406 S. Memorial Dr., New Castle, IN 47362. You may express condolences or share a memory of Joshua at

$50 of $8,000 raised
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New Castle, IN
Dorlene "Wanda" Packard
8/27/1927 - 5/20/2019
Wanda “Dorlene” Packard, 91, of Twin Falls, died, Monday, May 20, 2019, at Bridgeview Estates, Twin Falls.

Dorlene was born on August 27, 1927 at Ava, Missouri to Milo Pearson and Esta “Mabel” Hartley Pearson. Milo passed in 1928 and they moved to Twin Falls shortly thereafter. Her mother remarried, and James Busby became her father. She had two older brothers, Milo Pearson II and Lyle Pearson, and a younger sister, Esta Fay Miracle.

The family had a cabin outside of Sun Valley and frequently went to Mackey Bar where she loved to dance. She was always a go getter, had numerous friends and was the life of the party. They frequented the cabin before and during the war. She graduated from Twin Falls High School, married Robert “Bob” W. Packard on March 16, 1951, and they spent their lives together in Twin Falls. They had four sons, Jim, Mark, Kevin, and Bob. Dorlene was the office managers at her husband’s dental practice her entire career until retiring in 1986.

Dorlene was a very active, distinguished, and awarded athlete. She and Robert enjoyed golfing and fishing and she won city and state tournaments in both golf and bowling. She was a very loving and caring mom, always there when needed, and stayed involved with all of her siblings, nieces, and nephews. It was hard to know where one family stopped and the next one started. When hard times came along, she would always tell say “It will be okay”. This was very important to her youngest son Bob during his major health crisis, and he wants everyone to know.

Dorlene is survived by her sons, Jim, Kevin, and Bob, all of Twin Falls; step-daughters, Judy, Kim, and Cindy; six grandchildren; four nieces, and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, siblings, her son, Mark, and a grandchild.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls, Idaho.

At her request, no services will be held. Her cremated remains will be scattered in the same special location as Robert’s. Cremation is under the direction of Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center and Cremation Services of Idaho, Twin Falls. Condolences may be shared at

$800 raised
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Jerry "Gooose" Groves
12/11/1952 - 5/19/2019
Jerry C. "Goose" Groves, 66, of Niles, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.

Goose was born in Dowagiac, Michigan on December 11, 1952, to the late Gerald C and Alvina (Hinkle) Groves. Goose loved fishing and spending time with his family. He was a very private man, and he lived his life on his own terms.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Robert Neucks.

Goose is survived by his daughter, Tosha Groves; son, Ryan Rust; several grandchildren; brother, Eddie Groves, and sister, Juanita Gowan. Please consider helping the family with his final expenses.

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Niles, MI
Robert D. Banks
5/27/1960 - 5/10/2019
Robert D. Banks, 58, of Boonville, MO, passed away on Friday, May 10,2019 at University of Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are pending. The family of Robert D. Banks is asking for contributions towards the celebration of life. Any amount is a blessing to the family.

$1,300 of $4,995 raised
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Boonville, MO
Ernest Brown
2/13/1967 - 5/15/2019

Ernest Clarence "Tony" Brown, 52, of Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. The family would like to bury Tony and purchase a monument for him. Any assistance you are able to provide to the family would be greatly appreciated.

$60 raised
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Lafayette, IN
Kenya Embalming Education Fund
*NOTE* Fund the Funeral has set up this fund free of charge. Fund the Funeral will not receive any percentage of donations for this Kenya Embalming Education fund. Good luck Dominick and thank you for representing the funeral service so well.

1. Purpose and Goals of Trip

About 2 years ago I was contacted directly by the president of the Funeral Service Association of Kenya (FUSAK), Mr. Ezra Olack. FUSAK is a very proactive funeral service association headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. The primary challenges they face and the purpose of the trip are:

a. Provide basic sanitary and embalming education to the embalmers of Kenya. Currently there is zero education or training available.
b. Establish a set “standard of care” of embalming and the handling of remains
c. Legitimize the profession with the government; currently there is zero government regulation or support.
d. Establish a rudimentary licensing process for embalmers
e. Provide hands on demonstration of learning techniques
f. Educate the embalmers on the basics of personal protection and the handling of contagions. Kenyan embalmers face tremendous challenges with epidemics and diseases such as Cholera, Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Malaria.

2. Estimated Expenses
a. Air transportation to Nairobi- $1400-$2000. It is likely that I will fly Air Canada out of Windsor, Ontario, Toronto or possibly Detroit
b. Secure Hotel- safe lodging is of primary concern to me. The hotel I have researched and feel comfortable with is called the Kempinsky Nairobi, its average nightly charge is around $250/day = approximately $1500.
c. Food- clean, safe food and water is best found in a legitimate hotel. The above mentioned hotel estimated a daily charge of around $150 for all meals and bottled water = $900
d. Private transportation in Kenya- Nairobi has a high rate of car-jackings and robberies of international tourists and it is recommended that I not use public transportation or cabs while there. I do not know the cost of private transportation but based on other travel experience I will estimate this total expense to be $300
e. Personal expenses- I have agreed to go to Kenya and teach without charging the Kenyan people. Under normal circumstances my business would charge $6000 for these services. These fees will all be waived. However, this will require me to take 7 days of personal time from my full time job.
f. Vaccinations and Visas- The required visa is only about $25 and the estimated cost of the vaccinations is $300

These estimated costs total around $8700; this does not take into account unexpected expenses incurred during travel, expenses for food during the 25 hour flight there and back or the use of funds to provide textbooks, gloves or supplies to the Kenyan people. Embalming textbooks are approximately $125/each plus the bulk shipping fees.

These estimated costs also do not take into account using funds to guarantee a safe, secure location for the presentations or travel expenses to (possibly) speak with members of Parliament on the importance of embalming in their country.

Based on this data and my personal experience doing this work I estimate the minimum amount required to be $10,000. However, to do things thoroughly and to provide needed materials and financial support to the people I believe an ideal amount to be $15,000.

Dominick Astorino
Funeral Director

$14,677 of $15,000 raised
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Lafayette, IN
Carolyn Villarruel
5/9/1953 - 5/4/2019
Carolyn Villarruel, 65, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at her home. The family is accepting contributions for Carolyn’s home going service. Any amount is a blessing to the family.

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Boonville, MO
Cynthia Scott
11/4/1955 - 5/1/2019
Cynthia Ann Scott was born November 4, 1955 at the time of her passing she was 63 years young. She was born in Honey Grove, Texas to James and Jamimia. In 1974 she married the love of her life Eddie Scott, they were married for 44 years and had one son Kenny and one daughter Tiffany. She lived most of her adult life in Durant, Oklahoma. Her favorite hobby was spending time with her family especially her Grandkids.

Cynthia services will be Monday May 6, 2019 at 10:00 am at Brown's Funeral Chapel in Durant. The Scott family will receive family and friends for visitation on Sunday May 5, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the funeral home.

The family has set up an account through Fund The Funeral for anyone wanting to make a donation to help with the cost of the services.

$2,380 raised
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Durant, OK
Molly Jo Hayward
1/1/1962 - 4/21/2019
Molly was an amazing woman & will be greatly missed. Words can not even begin to describe how much she will be missed. The fund will help her family pay for the necessary things that are needed for her services. If you are able to donate, they would like to thank you from the bottom of their hearts.

$880 of $6,500 raised
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Maquoketa, IA

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