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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice Logo

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
937.390.9665

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
740.629.9990

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio

Newark

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
614.685.0001

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
740.335.0149

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

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Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice

Ohio's Hospice

Dayton

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
1.800.654.4490

Cincinnati

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
1.800.654.4490

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare Butterfly

Remembering and Honoring Loved Ones at the First Annual Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare Celebrating Life’s Stories® Butterfly Release

More than 300 people attended the first annual Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare Celebrating Life’s Stories® Butterfly Release on June 26, remembering and honoring their loved ones at the campus of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster. Sunny skies welcomed participants around the picturesque pond and woods.

“We are honored that so many individuals and families joined Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare for our first annual Butterfly Release,” said Katherine Ritchie, development director at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. “It is a privilege to serve our community and provide opportunities to come together as one to remember and share memories of loved ones who have passed.”  

David Hargrave, LSW, CCTP, CGCS, bereavement counseling professional with Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, provided words of encouragement, lessons on grief, and music. “The Butterfly Release is a beautiful way to remember and honor loved ones who are no longer with us,” Hargrave said. “We are honored and privileged to offer this event to the families of patients we have served.”  

At the conclusion of the event, participants released live butterflies in memory of their loved ones. Judy Mowrer, a participant, released a butterfly at the event and took another one home to release later in memory of her husband “It was such a moving ceremony,” she said. “I cried tears of happiness to gather with so many people honoring the lives of hundreds.”

Ritchie expressed a special thank you to the presenting sponsor, Wooster Color Point, for its support of this event and for being a generous partner throughout the year.

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare,a not-for-profit organization established in 1982, is an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice that serves communities in northeast Ohio. It embodies the spirit of neighbors caring for neighbors with a commitment to relieve suffering, ease fears, and provide companionship along life’s last journey. Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare addresses patient and family needs wherever the patient calls home. Services also include access to the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion, providing short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications, or stabilize patient condition.

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