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Obituary contents are up to families

I think I've covered this ground before, but it bears repeating, because many people are confused about what exactly obituaries are.

The Star prints only what families or funeral homes submit in the "Remembrances" section. I've fielded several calls in recent weeks from people asking why something struck them odd about obituaries. Why did one not list all of a person's children by name? Why did family of someone whose military service was noted not choose to run the American flag that's offered free for any veterans?

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