Obituaries

Norman Kistler
B: 1943-01-17
D: 2021-05-09
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Kistler, Norman
Vincent Boyer
B: 1931-02-20
D: 2021-05-06
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Boyer, Vincent
Steward Ellis
B: 1938-03-03
D: 2021-05-04
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Ellis, Steward
Richard Casner
B: 1955-04-16
D: 2021-05-04
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Casner, Richard
Shirley Haubert
B: 1943-10-20
D: 2021-04-28
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Haubert, Shirley
Donald Speece
B: 1929-11-07
D: 2021-04-27
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Speece, Donald
Norma Book
B: 1929-07-17
D: 2021-04-23
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Book, Norma
Esther Deihl
B: 1931-11-23
D: 2021-04-21
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Deihl, Esther
Connie Bryner
B: 1959-01-22
D: 2021-04-18
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Bryner, Connie
Nicholas Gibbons
B: 1980-02-26
D: 2021-04-15
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Gibbons, Nicholas
J. Edmond McWilliams
B: 1932-04-24
D: 2021-04-15
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McWilliams, J. Edmond
Nicholas Spak
B: 1939-11-08
D: 2021-04-11
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Spak, Nicholas
Ira Lauver
B: 1934-03-13
D: 2021-04-05
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Lauver, Ira
Delmar Bassler
B: 1957-11-07
D: 2021-04-05
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Bassler, Delmar
Betty Renno
B: 1925-06-23
D: 2021-04-04
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Renno, Betty
Sara Walters
B: 1925-11-29
D: 2021-04-02
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Walters, Sara
Shirley Groce
B: 1935-05-24
D: 2021-04-01
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Groce, Shirley
Orpha Gingrich
B: 1926-12-27
D: 2021-03-30
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Gingrich, Orpha
Wilma Best
B: 1930-08-08
D: 2021-03-26
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Best, Wilma
John Frymoyer
B: 1932-11-08
D: 2021-03-19
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Frymoyer, John
Carol Waite
B: 1939-06-02
D: 2021-03-19
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Waite, Carol

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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