Obituaries

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
Johnathan Westover
B: 1948-05-26
D: 2019-09-01
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Westover, Johnathan
Dennis Casey
B: 1959-08-09
D: 2019-08-28
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Casey, Dennis
Helen Imes
B: 1932-05-22
D: 2019-08-24
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Imes, Helen
Vernon Romig
B: 1940-05-25
D: 2019-08-17
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Romig, Vernon
Mark Clukey
B: 1964-01-07
D: 2019-08-10
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Clukey, Mark
Cheryl Karstetter
B: 1958-01-16
D: 2019-08-09
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Karstetter, Cheryl
Velma Kerstetter
B: 1931-04-14
D: 2019-08-09
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Kerstetter, Velma
Ruth Knepp
B: 1926-12-03
D: 2019-08-07
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Knepp, Ruth
Giovanna Giarratana
B: 1928-03-05
D: 2019-08-05
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Giarratana, Giovanna
Donald Husler
B: 1931-11-08
D: 2019-08-02
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Husler, Donald
Donald David
B: 1933-09-18
D: 2019-07-28
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David, Donald
Kenneth Cramer
B: 1952-11-17
D: 2019-07-25
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Cramer, Kenneth
Margaret Thompson
B: 1944-07-03
D: 2019-07-22
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Thompson, Margaret
Barbara Colyer
B: 1951-06-05
D: 2019-07-20
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Colyer, Barbara
Margaret Hosler
B: 1942-05-28
D: 2019-07-19
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Hosler, Margaret
Gerald Losch
B: 1954-12-02
D: 2019-07-15
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Losch, Gerald
Florence Woodward
B: 1938-11-29
D: 2019-07-09
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Woodward, Florence

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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