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Avonelle Holland
D: 2017-06-26
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Holland, Avonelle
Diane Martin
B: 1948-05-24
D: 2017-06-23
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Martin, Diane
Daniel Shaffer
B: 1984-01-03
D: 2017-06-22
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Shaffer, Daniel
Brenda Crawford
B: 1943-01-17
D: 2017-06-19
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Crawford, Brenda
Larry Morr
B: 1941-11-25
D: 2017-06-18
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Morr, Larry
Mary Young
B: 1921-07-22
D: 2017-06-17
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Young, Mary
Rodney Sparks
B: 1957-03-08
D: 2017-06-16
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Sparks, Rodney
James Moser
B: 1954-01-13
D: 2017-06-04
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Moser, James
Dorothea Hinkel
B: 1942-01-24
D: 2017-05-31
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Hinkel, Dorothea
Denise Haun
B: 1967-03-02
D: 2017-05-27
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Haun, Denise
Elvera Maguire
B: 1922-08-04
D: 2017-05-22
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Maguire, Elvera
Frank Yoho
B: 1928-03-08
D: 2017-05-20
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Yoho, Frank
Nicholas Denman
B: 1946-01-27
D: 2017-05-13
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Denman, Nicholas
Duane Princehorn
B: 1934-11-29
D: 2017-05-05
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Princehorn, Duane
Jerry Bosnak
D: 2017-04-20
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Bosnak, Jerry
Frederick Albright
D: 2017-04-19
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Albright, Frederick
Joe Graser
B: 1952-05-17
D: 2017-04-07
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Graser, Joe
Dorothy Arevalo
B: 1934-12-04
D: 2017-03-14
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Arevalo, Dorothy
William Young
B: 1934-06-06
D: 2017-03-14
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Young, William
Bill Starling
B: 1953-09-19
D: 2017-03-12
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Starling, Bill
Vina Mullins
B: 1939-06-16
D: 2017-03-08
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Mullins, Vina

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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 (330) 264.7776 to begin.

Online Sources:

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