Obituaries

Blair Echard
B: 1939-08-23
D: 2019-03-06
View Details
Echard, Blair
Barbara McElhenny
B: 1941-06-29
D: 2019-03-01
View Details
McElhenny, Barbara
Janice Clark
B: 1948-12-15
D: 2019-02-25
View Details
Clark, Janice
Margaret Searer
B: 1930-02-13
D: 2019-02-23
View Details
Searer, Margaret
Vicki Osborne
B: 1960-08-28
D: 2019-02-22
View Details
Osborne, Vicki
Margaret Bell
B: 1930-11-11
D: 2019-02-18
View Details
Bell, Margaret
Mona Bossinger
B: 1934-09-27
D: 2019-02-17
View Details
Bossinger, Mona
John Demaree
B: 1943-08-19
D: 2019-02-15
View Details
Demaree, John
Joseph Watson
B: 1942-07-09
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Watson, Joseph
Robert Weitzel
B: 1923-12-29
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Weitzel, Robert
Rebecca Maben
B: 1952-07-05
D: 2019-02-06
View Details
Maben, Rebecca
Shirley Rader
B: 1936-07-17
D: 2019-02-05
View Details
Rader, Shirley
Fern Anderson
B: 1933-06-12
D: 2019-01-31
View Details
Anderson, Fern
Chantel Elsesser
B: 2001-08-27
D: 2019-01-28
View Details
Elsesser, Chantel
Susan Wolfkiel
B: 1945-06-18
D: 2019-01-24
View Details
Wolfkiel, Susan
Kathy Mengel
B: 1952-06-17
D: 2019-01-20
View Details
Mengel, Kathy
Joyce Vogt
B: 1924-09-23
D: 2019-01-19
View Details
Vogt, Joyce
John Reed
B: 1919-09-14
D: 2019-01-14
View Details
Reed, John
Lillian Houtz
B: 1920-05-12
D: 2019-01-11
View Details
Houtz, Lillian
Betty Stuck
B: 1927-01-31
D: 2019-01-09
View Details
Stuck, Betty
Harold Jenkins
B: 1943-03-31
D: 2019-01-05
View Details
Jenkins, Harold

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
120 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044
Phone: 717-248-5486
Fax: 717-248-2277

Our Burial Services

The earliest human burial dates back 100,000 years making it one of the longest-lived and most widespread of traditions. For an overview of the many different burial traditions, check out the websites in the Resources section below.

Understanding Burial Services

Here at Barr Funeral Home Inc., we have the deepest respect for this traditional practice. If you are interested in learning more about the burial services we offer, please review the following information. Should you have questions about anything, please call us at 717-248-5486.

There are many things to consider when deciding whether to bury a recently-deceased loved one, or when selecting burial during funeral pre-planning. One of the first decisions you'll need to make involves choosing both the cemetery and the specific place of burial within its grounds. You'll then need to select a casket and possibly a burial vault, as many modern cemeteries require their use. At some point, and this does not have to take place right away, the decision becomes one of selecting the headstone or marker and writing the inscription. A member of our professional staff will be available should you wish to have assistance in making each of these decisions.

An Open Invitation

We offer a number of affordable burial service options. They range from: simple burials where only a member of our staff oversees the interment; simple graveside services led by a minister or celebrant; and a traditional funeral service followed by burial. Each can be tailored to meet the needs and expectations of today's price-conscious families.

Sources:
Wikipedia, "Burial", modified 2014
National Parks Service, "Burial Customs and Cemeteries in American History", accessed 2014
Funerals & Flowers, "Death and Funeral Customs", 2013

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.