Obituaries

Marcia Adams
B: 1949-01-02
D: 2017-06-26
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Adams, Marcia
Martha Marquis
B: 1953-08-18
D: 2017-06-23
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Marquis, Martha
Dr. John Fuoco
B: 1956-02-03
D: 2017-06-17
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Fuoco, Dr. John
Bruce Beers
B: 1963-10-25
D: 2017-06-16
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Beers, Bruce
Betty Hackenberry
B: 1921-09-11
D: 2017-06-10
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Hackenberry, Betty
Gerald White
B: 1948-03-02
D: 2017-06-08
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White, Gerald
Daniel Shore
B: 1949-02-01
D: 2017-06-08
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Shore, Daniel
Betty Nale
B: 1956-02-05
D: 2017-06-07
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Nale, Betty
Jack Mellott
B: 1929-05-12
D: 2017-05-30
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Mellott, Jack
Charles Harklerode
B: 1925-12-31
D: 2017-05-28
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Harklerode, Charles
Linda Stuck
B: 1941-05-11
D: 2017-05-28
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Stuck, Linda
Tracy Wilson
B: 1967-05-04
D: 2017-05-28
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Wilson, Tracy
Terry Goss
B: 1942-06-11
D: 2017-05-28
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Goss, Terry
Barbara Wagner
B: 1935-06-13
D: 2017-05-28
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Wagner, Barbara
Bernard Walters
B: 1921-04-03
D: 2017-05-25
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Walters, Bernard
Robert Dudick
B: 1944-12-28
D: 2017-05-21
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Dudick, Robert
Aimee Hostetler
B: 1986-08-06
D: 2017-05-17
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Hostetler, Aimee
Barbara Yohn
D: 2017-05-13
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Yohn, Barbara
William Roberts
B: 1941-07-12
D: 2017-05-02
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Roberts, William
Dennis Notestine
B: 1946-04-25
D: 2017-04-28
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Notestine, Dennis
Ruth Cover
B: 1950-02-13
D: 2017-04-28
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Cover, Ruth

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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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