Obituaries

Ada Offenberger
B: 1950-09-19
D: 2017-02-20
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Offenberger, Ada
Mitchell Ruble
B: 1950-12-04
D: 2017-02-18
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Ruble, Mitchell
Joyce Green
B: 1937-01-27
D: 2017-02-15
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Green, Joyce
Bert Goddard
B: 1959-12-09
D: 2017-02-07
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Goddard, Bert
Marjorie Worthington
B: 1927-12-17
D: 2017-01-23
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Worthington, Marjorie
James Fernihough
B: 1933-10-31
D: 2017-01-22
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Fernihough, James
Kevin Arnold
B: 1948-04-01
D: 2017-01-19
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Arnold, Kevin
Dale McGrew
B: 1945-05-03
D: 2017-01-12
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McGrew, Dale
Steven Carpenter
B: 1955-11-03
D: 2017-01-12
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Carpenter, Steven
Tyler Beckett
B: 2000-01-20
D: 2017-01-06
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Beckett, Tyler
Tina Palmer
B: 1936-02-29
D: 2016-12-31
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Palmer, Tina
Jack Rose
B: 1922-08-24
D: 2016-12-30
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Rose, Jack
Dorothy Way
B: 1924-07-18
D: 2016-12-27
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Way, Dorothy
Joyce Smith
B: 1936-02-27
D: 2016-12-23
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Smith, Joyce
Jerry Caseman
B: 1936-01-19
D: 2016-12-21
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Caseman, Jerry
A. Patricia Gray
B: 1919-06-20
D: 2016-12-20
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Gray, A. Patricia
Margaret Snider
B: 1925-01-22
D: 2016-12-15
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Snider, Margaret
Cecil Pottmeyer
B: 1931-04-10
D: 2016-12-10
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Pottmeyer, Cecil
Charles "Steve" Schlicher
B: 1946-12-19
D: 2016-12-09
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Schlicher, Charles "Steve"
Peggy Yancey
B: 1947-10-05
D: 2016-12-08
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Yancey, Peggy
Jennifer Hardie
B: 1943-10-14
D: 2016-12-04
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Hardie, Jennifer

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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 740.373.1111 to begin.

Online Sources:

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