Obituaries

Elizabeth Brown Parr
B: 1928-01-15
D: 2017-05-12
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Brown Parr, Elizabeth
John Barner
B: 1964-03-15
D: 2017-05-11
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Barner, John
Roger Losch
B: 1947-04-21
D: 2017-05-07
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Losch, Roger
Junie Palm
B: 1928-09-21
D: 2017-04-23
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Palm, Junie
Marlin Stitt
B: 1922-06-28
D: 2017-04-16
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Stitt, Marlin
Clara Felton
B: 1934-04-05
D: 2017-04-15
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Felton, Clara
Chester Arentz
B: 1962-11-02
D: 2017-04-14
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Arentz, Chester
Anna Suter
B: 1928-05-09
D: 2017-04-06
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Suter, Anna
Sara Ferster
B: 1925-06-02
D: 2017-04-05
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Ferster, Sara
Robert Watts
B: 1920-09-15
D: 2017-04-05
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Watts, Robert
Raymond Nealman
B: 1973-08-11
D: 2017-04-02
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Nealman, Raymond
Harry Becker
B: 1952-05-29
D: 2017-03-31
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Becker, Harry
E. Eckard
B: 1919-11-13
D: 2017-03-30
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Eckard, E.
Phyllis Shellenberger
B: 1932-04-14
D: 2017-03-29
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Shellenberger, Phyllis
Floe Beale
B: 1912-01-20
D: 2017-03-26
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Beale, Floe
Jay Kipp
B: 1934-09-23
D: 2017-03-19
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Kipp, Jay
Doris Sankey
B: 1928-03-11
D: 2017-03-18
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Sankey, Doris
Judith Mohler
B: 1957-07-05
D: 2017-03-11
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Mohler, Judith
William Hockenberry
B: 1929-04-30
D: 2017-03-10
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Hockenberry, William
Charles Swarner
B: 1945-01-27
D: 2017-03-10
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Swarner, Charles
Darwin Apple
B: 1945-06-03
D: 2017-03-06
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Apple, Darwin

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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