Obituaries

Charles Heiston
B: 1937-07-10
D: 2018-02-15
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Heiston, Charles
Merle Burge
B: 1955-03-25
D: 2018-02-15
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Burge, Merle
Richard Musser
B: 1925-12-08
D: 2018-02-07
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Musser, Richard
Merle Walk
B: 1943-03-25
D: 2018-01-31
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Walk, Merle
Amanda Mank
B: 1981-06-09
D: 2018-01-30
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Mank, Amanda
Jayne Kelly
B: 1924-10-17
D: 2018-01-25
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Kelly, Jayne
Sarah Lyter
B: 1985-02-18
D: 2018-01-23
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Lyter, Sarah
Judi Druckemiller Smith
B: 1961-11-15
D: 2018-01-22
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Druckemiller Smith, Judi
Harold Diedrich
B: 1928-10-14
D: 2018-01-21
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Diedrich, Harold
Neal Demskie
B: 1949-12-23
D: 2018-01-17
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Demskie, Neal
David Hunter
B: 1948-09-15
D: 2018-01-14
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Hunter, David
James Carson
B: 1949-07-02
D: 2018-01-13
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Carson, James
Robert Wray
B: 1927-05-18
D: 2018-01-13
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Wray, Robert
Eugene Bishop
B: 1934-08-22
D: 2018-01-11
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Bishop, Eugene
James Abbott
B: 1926-09-17
D: 2018-01-10
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Abbott, James
Charles Warfel
B: 1927-04-15
D: 2018-01-09
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Warfel, Charles
Andrea Wolfkiel
B: 1949-06-20
D: 2018-01-04
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Wolfkiel, Andrea
Gary Baker
B: 1936-11-09
D: 2018-01-02
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Baker, Gary
Deborah Sauers
B: 1949-04-06
D: 2018-01-01
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Sauers, Deborah
Terry McLucas
B: 1951-04-09
D: 2017-12-31
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McLucas, Terry
Dolly Davis
B: 1940-04-22
D: 2017-12-24
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Davis, Dolly

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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 717-248-5486 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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