Obituaries

Inez Johnson
B: 1929-11-12
D: 2019-11-14
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Johnson, Inez
Jennifer Clark
B: 1956-09-08
D: 2019-11-12
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Clark, Jennifer
Jack Iams
B: 1929-06-01
D: 2019-11-07
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Iams, Jack
Emmett Ball
B: 1932-12-16
D: 2019-11-05
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Ball, Emmett
Janet Short
B: 1948-08-09
D: 2019-11-01
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Short, Janet
Lawrence Steinel
B: 1937-09-06
D: 2019-10-29
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Steinel, Lawrence
Preston Huck
B: 1976-02-04
D: 2019-10-29
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Huck, Preston
Jo Anne Goudy
B: 1947-09-13
D: 2019-10-28
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Goudy, Jo Anne
Edna Chapman
B: 1933-06-04
D: 2019-10-26
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Chapman, Edna
James King
B: 1939-05-15
D: 2019-10-23
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King, James
Jo Ann Greathouse
B: 1936-06-17
D: 2019-10-23
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Greathouse, Jo Ann
George Mozuke
B: 1938-12-21
D: 2019-10-20
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Mozuke, George
Walter O'Connor
B: 1927-11-22
D: 2019-10-18
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O'Connor, Walter
Hazel Pugh
B: 1928-05-20
D: 2019-10-18
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Pugh, Hazel
Marshall Short
B: 1943-04-09
D: 2019-10-17
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Short, Marshall
Mark Redd
B: 1949-02-20
D: 2019-10-13
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Redd, Mark
Cheryl Mercer
B: 1966-03-31
D: 2019-10-12
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Mercer, Cheryl
Jane Rauch
B: 1934-11-05
D: 2019-10-11
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Rauch, Jane
Jack Lynch
B: 1928-07-22
D: 2019-10-08
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Lynch, Jack
Jeri Gebczyk
B: 1959-05-24
D: 2019-10-06
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Gebczyk, Jeri
Hugh Buzzard
B: 1944-09-11
D: 2019-09-30
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Buzzard, Hugh

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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