Obituaries

Kenneth Bell
B: 1946-12-24
D: 2019-12-06
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Bell, Kenneth
Joanne Shehan
B: 1930-09-22
D: 2019-12-06
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Shehan, Joanne
Robert Campbell
B: 1935-06-19
D: 2019-12-06
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Campbell, Robert
Banks Shoop
B: 1943-10-02
D: 2019-11-29
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Shoop, Banks
Cora Nace
B: 1933-08-17
D: 2019-11-24
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Nace, Cora
Doris Phillips
B: 1931-12-26
D: 2019-11-24
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Phillips, Doris
Betty Keller
B: 1927-02-23
D: 2019-11-23
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Keller, Betty
Ray Hart
B: 1931-05-01
D: 2019-11-12
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Hart, Ray
Caryl Groninger
B: 1928-03-31
D: 2019-11-04
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Groninger, Caryl
Shirley Perry
B: 1930-11-21
D: 2019-10-25
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Perry, Shirley
Byrl Maize
B: 1944-06-14
D: 2019-10-21
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Maize, Byrl
Lynn Landis
B: 1929-03-21
D: 2019-10-11
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Landis, Lynn
Barbara Wagner
B: 1936-07-14
D: 2019-10-07
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Wagner, Barbara
Wayne Phillips
B: 1929-08-26
D: 2019-10-06
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Phillips, Wayne
Frances Neiman
B: 1931-07-07
D: 2019-10-06
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Neiman, Frances
Dennis Shemory
B: 1948-05-07
D: 2019-10-02
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Shemory, Dennis
Roy Roush
B: 1938-03-08
D: 2019-09-25
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Roush, Roy
Phyllis Depew
B: 1926-03-08
D: 2019-09-21
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Depew, Phyllis
Lewis Stuck
B: 1933-08-02
D: 2019-09-17
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Stuck, Lewis
Phyllis Graham
B: 1932-04-26
D: 2019-09-07
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Graham, Phyllis
Helen Woods
B: 1919-08-15
D: 2019-09-02
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Woods, Helen

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 717-436-6252 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014