Obituaries

Mary Hagenbach
B: 1923-11-18
D: 2021-02-23
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Hagenbach, Mary
Shirley Norfolk
B: 1934-12-19
D: 2021-02-23
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Norfolk, Shirley
Robert Platt
D: 2021-02-22
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Platt, Robert
Jerry Coon
B: 1956-03-26
D: 2021-02-22
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Coon, Jerry
Doris Tatterson
B: 1941-06-13
D: 2021-02-21
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Tatterson, Doris
Mary Jane Hamilton
B: 1934-10-24
D: 2021-02-20
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Hamilton, Mary Jane
Patricia Wichmann
B: 1923-03-17
D: 2021-02-19
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Wichmann, Patricia
Willard Toney
B: 1938-02-08
D: 2021-02-19
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Toney, Willard
Alice Girillo
B: 1927-08-07
D: 2021-02-18
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Girillo, Alice
Eugene Spears
B: 1935-03-07
D: 2021-02-18
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Spears, Eugene
James Malloy
B: 1957-12-14
D: 2021-02-17
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Malloy, James
Rosie Roe
B: 1942-02-19
D: 2021-02-17
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Roe, Rosie
Sara Carter
B: 1932-12-21
D: 2021-02-17
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Carter, Sara
Mary Herkert
B: 1927-09-04
D: 2021-02-16
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Herkert, Mary
Robert Oliva
B: 1929-03-07
D: 2021-02-15
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Oliva, Robert
Gretchen Decker
B: 1964-03-25
D: 2021-02-15
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Decker, Gretchen
Thomas Feddon
B: 1942-03-02
D: 2021-02-15
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Feddon, Thomas
Ford West
B: 1947-12-11
D: 2021-02-14
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West, Ford
Phyllis Hall
B: 1927-02-20
D: 2021-02-14
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Hall, Phyllis
Michael Shover
B: 1968-10-21
D: 2021-02-14
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Shover, Michael
Dolores James
B: 1929-12-16
D: 2021-02-14
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James, Dolores

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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 (410) 956-4488 to begin.

Online Sources:

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