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Phyllis Ellis
B: 1934-03-09
D: 2019-01-20
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Ellis, Phyllis
Sheryl Gormley
B: 1938-11-23
D: 2019-01-19
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Gormley, Sheryl
Randall Mikell
B: 1957-02-20
D: 2019-01-19
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Mikell, Randall
Martha Werre
B: 1933-11-24
D: 2019-01-18
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Werre, Martha
Doris Lauzon
B: 1925-07-13
D: 2019-01-18
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Lauzon, Doris
Major Donald Hickey
B: 1935-01-22
D: 2019-01-18
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Hickey, Major Donald
Clifton Head
B: 1937-04-14
D: 2019-01-18
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Head, Clifton
Kenneth Charles Shepard
B: 1935-09-05
D: 2019-01-18
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Shepard, Kenneth Charles
Stacey Carson-Boso
B: 1961-01-25
D: 2019-01-17
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Carson-Boso, Stacey
Warneta Farmer
B: 1930-08-20
D: 2019-01-15
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Farmer, Warneta
Sherry Bartholomew
B: 1941-09-21
D: 2019-01-15
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Bartholomew, Sherry
Gwendolyn Sparks
B: 1953-09-09
D: 2019-01-15
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Sparks, Gwendolyn
Roberto Zapata
B: 1959-01-01
D: 2019-01-14
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Zapata, Roberto
Louise Anderson
B: 1929-06-11
D: 2019-01-14
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Anderson, Louise
Jerry Warren
B: 1944-08-31
D: 2019-01-13
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Warren, Jerry
Helen Cisney
B: 1914-11-22
D: 2019-01-13
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Cisney, Helen
Austin Craig
B: 1994-04-29
D: 2019-01-13
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Craig, Austin
Cecil Bedford
B: 1945-07-15
D: 2019-01-11
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Bedford, Cecil
Michael Jasmanki
B: 1941-06-17
D: 2019-01-11
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Jasmanki, Michael
Audrey Oliver
B: 1964-01-14
D: 2019-01-11
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Oliver, Audrey
Harvey Harnage
B: 1934-10-04
D: 2019-01-11
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Harnage, Harvey

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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 (800) 501-4343 to begin.

Online Sources:

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