Amish Families Prepare to Bury Children
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And we'll pause this morning to listen to the victims' names, as read aloud by a Colonel Miller at a police briefing.
MILLER: Naomi Rose Ebersole, age seven. Anna Mae Stoltzfus, age 12. Marian Fisher, age 13. Mary Liz Miller, age eight. Fifth victim: Lena Miller, age seven.
INSKEEP: The Amish do not worship inside formal church buildings. Rather, the funeral services are likely to take place in individual homes or in a larger building like a barn. The services will be conducted entirely in German, and according to Amish custom, funerals focus on praising God, rather than the deceased.
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