Obituaries

Mildred Searfoss
B: 1920-03-15
D: 2017-06-21
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Searfoss, Mildred
Dennis Puff
B: 1959-07-16
D: 2017-06-16
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Puff, Dennis
Wanda Moyer
B: 1932-06-12
D: 2017-06-13
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Moyer, Wanda
Norman McGuire
B: 1920-07-26
D: 2017-06-10
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McGuire, Norman
Doris Rudolph
B: 1924-11-08
D: 2017-05-29
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Rudolph, Doris
Gary Phillips
B: 1939-05-25
D: 2017-05-25
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Phillips, Gary
Tina Maney
B: 1962-08-09
D: 2017-05-16
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Maney, Tina
Dennis Herman
B: 1954-02-10
D: 2017-05-13
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Herman, Dennis
Michael Hauser
B: 1955-06-02
D: 2017-05-09
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Hauser, Michael
Ruth Foust
B: 1923-06-02
D: 2017-05-07
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Foust, Ruth
Loyd Fye
B: 1943-08-20
D: 2017-05-01
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Fye, Loyd
Donald Fagerty
B: 1943-12-15
D: 2017-05-01
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Fagerty, Donald
John Lowery
B: 1922-09-21
D: 2017-04-29
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Lowery, John
Ronald Wilson
B: 1940-12-11
D: 2017-04-16
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Wilson, Ronald
Sylvia Ranck
B: 1937-03-30
D: 2017-04-06
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Ranck, Sylvia
Jeffrey Peters
B: 1966-05-26
D: 2017-03-28
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Peters, Jeffrey
Betty Bressler
B: 1933-02-02
D: 2017-03-26
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Bressler, Betty
Norma Mccloskey
B: 1927-09-21
D: 2017-03-21
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Mccloskey, Norma
Joseph Simcisko
B: 1959-06-09
D: 2017-03-16
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Simcisko, Joseph
Andrew McLaughlin
B: 1919-01-16
D: 2017-03-16
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McLaughlin, Andrew
Richard Matter
B: 1936-07-16
D: 2017-03-16
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Matter, Richard

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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 814-387-6000 to begin.

Online Sources:

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