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Myrtle Lee Shaw
B: 1934-01-19
D: 2020-07-07
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Shaw, Myrtle Lee
Doris (Warta) Hartwell
B: 1925-10-13
D: 2020-07-04
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(Warta) Hartwell, Doris
Ruby Feess
B: 1934-05-16
D: 2020-07-03
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Feess, Ruby
Maryann Racette
B: 1935-04-17
D: 2020-07-01
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Racette, Maryann
Alvin Volk
B: 1927-09-19
D: 2020-06-27
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Volk, Alvin
Willis Crabtree
B: 1928-08-23
D: 2020-06-26
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Crabtree, Willis
Ivan Rivera
B: 2020-03-15
D: 2020-06-26
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Rivera, Ivan
Carl Wederski
B: 1946-05-25
D: 2020-06-23
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Wederski, Carl
Vance Kerksiek
B: 1964-08-27
D: 2020-06-21
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Kerksiek, Vance
Leonard Leroy Ziegler
B: 1935-04-19
D: 2020-06-12
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Ziegler, Leonard Leroy
Richard Ohmart
B: 1936-05-29
D: 2020-06-11
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Ohmart, Richard
Kathleen Rains
B: 1949-01-31
D: 2020-06-07
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Rains, Kathleen
Jackie Fossett
B: 1941-09-09
D: 2020-06-07
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Fossett, Jackie
Marcia Matzek
B: 1959-10-01
D: 2020-05-29
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Matzek, Marcia
Sammy Busby
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2020-05-26
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Busby, Sammy
Virginia Curry
B: 1952-03-08
D: 2020-05-19
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Curry, Virginia
George Shackelton
B: 1935-08-22
D: 2020-05-19
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Shackelton, George
Katherine Weber
B: 1925-08-28
D: 2020-05-17
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Weber, Katherine
B. Nadine Kvasnicka
B: 1924-07-07
D: 2020-05-12
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Kvasnicka, B. Nadine
John Burk
B: 1928-06-13
D: 2020-05-12
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Burk, John
Roger Abell
B: 1958-08-01
D: 2020-05-07
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Abell, Roger

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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 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014