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Page A32 August 2022 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A Funeral Directors Research,Inc. AMRA INSTRUMENT, LLC 623 N. Tower (P.O. Box 359) Centralia, WA 98531 “the shorter the supply line the better off you are” WEB DIRECT GIFT & PRICING TM ® Call 651-450-7727 to request a wholesale catalog, Our Extra-Large Cremains Bags (13”x 15”) are perfectly sized for the Standard Plastic Human Service Urn. or visit to order some bags. Just $2.90 each*. * Bags sold in multiples of 10 Choose from Black, Blue, or Burgundy J t $3.10 each* Choose fr m Black, Blue rgundy, Green or Gray Memoires des choix des Jacque (Memories of Jack’s Recipes) Original Recipes from Dottie and Jack Frediani Shared by Kate Frediani-Gorman Cremation Products Inc. 800-837-0701 MINESTRONE SOUP FOR A CROWD 2 pounds cubed beef 1 large can tomato sauce 1 Tbsp parsley 2 bay leaves 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups chopped celery 2 cans beef broth 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 can kidney beans, drained 1 can green beans, drained 2 cups chopped onions 2 cups chopped carrots 1 12-ounce package macaroni Combine all ingredients except macaroni in a large pot. Cook on medium heat for 2 hours. Add the macaroni and simmer until noodles are tender. Remove bay leaves. Serve with French bread and enjoy! Good Eating! SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH TOMATOES 1 medium spaghetti squash 2 Tbsp water ½ cup sliced green onions ½ cup chopped red or green pepper 2 large tomatoes, chopped 2 Tbsp minced parsley ¾ tsp dill weed ½ tsp salt 2 tsp minced fresh basil 2 Tbsp grated parmesan Cut squash in half lengthwise and discard seeds. Put cut side down in a baking dish and add hot water ½-inch deep. Cover and bake at 350º for 30-40 minutes until tender. In a skillet, heat water, then add peppers and onions. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, parsley, dill, basil and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes until tender. When squash is cool, scoop out the pulp, separating strands with a fork, and place in large bowl. Add tomato mixture and toss to combine. Chief Deputy Coroner from 2012 to 2019 and is currently serving as Coroner since 2020. As the first Whitley County Coroner to become a Medicolegal Death Investigator, he is also a Certified Child & Infant Death Investigator with the Department of Justice. Additionally, Scott served on the Whitley County Sheriff Department for 32 years. Scott graduated from Mid America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville and was a member of the Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity. Yoder is a third-generation funeral director proudly working for Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen which has been in operation since 1955. A 2009 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Colin has a passion for funeral service and is proud to serve the families of his hometown alongside a great team which includes his wife, Mackenzie, and father, past president, Timothy. Ray White and his wife Rachelle are the owners of White Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Griffith, IN and LaHayne Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Hammond, IN. Ray graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Illinois in March 1987. In 9th grade he began his career working for Konnie and Karen Kuiper at Kuiper Funeral Home. He washed cars, mowed the lawn, assisted with removals, and worked visitations. As with any organization, Ray believes in promoting the organization and looks forward to representing IFDA by building its membership and promoting its mission. NEWS Association CONTINUED FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Indiana Funeral Directors Association Elects 2022-2023 Board of Directors Colin Yoder Jon Ballard Scott A. Smith Raymond “Ray” White Jr. INDIANAPOLIS,IN— The Indiana Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) recently announced its 2022-2023 Board of Directors. Officers are: Jon Ballard, President, Scott A. Smith, President Elect, Colin Yoder, Vice President, and Raymond “Ray”White, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer. Ballard received his B.A. degree in Biology from Anderson University in 1975 and graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1976. He served his internship with his family business that includes his father, George Ballard (d. 1988); his mother Dorothea Ballard (d. 2018); his brother Marty, along with his wife Gina; and his nephew Ryan, at the Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, in Middletown and Daleville, IN. President elect Scott A. Smith is a sixth-generation funeral director at Smith & Sons Funeral Homes Inc with locations in Columbia City and South Whitley. Scott is also a member of National Funeral Directors Association. Scott served as Whitley County Coroner from 2004 to 2011, Send Us Your News! We welcome news of the industry. FAx 1-800-321-9040 PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 CALL 1-800-321-7479 Send us information on your School, Firm, or Association today! FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS