Obituaries

Carolyn Daniels
B: 1931-10-13
D: 2017-12-05
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Daniels, Carolyn
Sara Babin
B: 1931-05-17
D: 2017-12-05
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Babin, Sara
Jean Hancock
B: 1917-12-31
D: 2017-11-25
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Hancock, Jean
Elizabeth Roth
B: 1930-06-25
D: 2017-11-24
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Roth, Elizabeth
Ruth Handte
B: 1908-07-18
D: 2017-11-23
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Handte, Ruth
Terry Alexander
B: 1949-11-11
D: 2017-11-20
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Alexander, Terry
Leonard Korman
B: 1927-01-10
D: 2017-11-08
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Korman, Leonard
Glenna Cox
B: 1947-05-26
D: 2017-11-07
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Cox, Glenna
Nancy Forsythe
B: 1949-04-10
D: 2017-11-05
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Forsythe, Nancy
Pamela Strouse
B: 1963-12-10
D: 2017-11-01
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Strouse, Pamela
Frederick Lutz
B: 1949-08-19
D: 2017-10-30
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Lutz, Frederick
Dr. Barnes McCormick
B: 1926-07-15
D: 2017-10-29
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McCormick , Dr. Barnes
Richard Smalley
B: 1957-03-14
D: 2017-10-27
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Smalley, Richard
Richard Smalley
B: 1931-04-15
D: 2017-10-26
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Smalley, Richard
Nancy Steimer
B: 1929-04-28
D: 2017-10-23
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Steimer, Nancy
Mary Barnes
B: 1927-05-20
D: 2017-10-21
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Barnes, Mary
William Decker
B: 1919-02-03
D: 2017-10-20
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Decker, William
Darrell Musser
B: 1951-05-22
D: 2017-10-18
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Musser, Darrell
Miriam Chilcoat
B: 1926-07-09
D: 2017-10-17
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Chilcoat, Miriam
Linda Peters
B: 1947-04-24
D: 2017-10-16
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Peters, Linda
Rebecca Hauser
B: 1949-10-24
D: 2017-10-13
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Hauser, Rebecca

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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 (814) 234-0332 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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