Obituaries

Rita Ehrenzeller
B: 1960-02-13
D: 2017-08-14
View Details
Ehrenzeller, Rita
Caroline Kerstetter
B: 1931-07-23
D: 2017-08-08
View Details
Kerstetter, Caroline
Dale Arnold
B: 1945-10-31
D: 2017-08-08
View Details
Arnold, Dale
Robert Frederick
B: 1932-07-29
D: 2017-07-19
View Details
Frederick, Robert
Lawrence Losch
B: 1950-02-12
D: 2017-07-16
View Details
Losch, Lawrence
Florence Yorks
B: 1918-03-13
D: 2017-07-12
View Details
Yorks, Florence
Carlene Hack
B: 1938-07-07
D: 2017-07-09
View Details
Hack, Carlene
Mary Hutchinson
B: 1928-07-27
D: 2017-07-05
View Details
Hutchinson, Mary
Leon Yoder
B: 1931-02-16
D: 2017-06-30
View Details
Yoder, Leon
Donald Elsasser
B: 1939-02-23
D: 2017-06-29
View Details
Elsasser, Donald
Charles Hockenberry
B: 1938-06-11
D: 2017-06-22
View Details
Hockenberry, Charles
George Knouse
B: 1937-05-19
D: 2017-06-22
View Details
Knouse, George
Harold Woodward
B: 1944-05-28
D: 2017-06-17
View Details
Woodward, Harold
Edward Brown
B: 1960-07-27
D: 2017-06-16
View Details
Brown, Edward
Roy Brubaker
B: 1941-08-22
D: 2017-06-16
View Details
Brubaker, Roy
Kenneth Swartz
B: 1926-08-21
D: 2017-06-15
View Details
Swartz, Kenneth
Robert Rhine
B: 1927-07-14
D: 2017-06-12
View Details
Rhine, Robert
Hudson Gibson
B: 2017-06-05
D: 2017-06-11
View Details
Gibson, Hudson
Barbara Frankenberry
B: 1934-02-08
D: 2017-06-03
View Details
Frankenberry, Barbara
Norine Thomas
B: 1927-07-09
D: 2017-06-01
View Details
Thomas, Norine
Karen Wyland
B: 1973-10-22
D: 2017-05-31
View Details
Wyland, Karen

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
100 Bridge St.
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Phone: 717-436-6252
Fax:

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