Obituaries

June Fisher
B: 1933-06-26
D: 2017-08-14
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Fisher, June
Catherine Smith
B: 1929-04-13
D: 2017-08-10
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Smith, Catherine
Barbara Carmichael
B: 1934-09-26
D: 2017-08-03
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Carmichael, Barbara
Aubrey Kirkpatrick
B: 1935-05-26
D: 2017-08-03
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Kirkpatrick, Aubrey
Kathryn Thompson
B: 1932-09-24
D: 2017-07-31
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Thompson, Kathryn
Kathleen Edelburg
B: 1932-01-06
D: 2017-07-26
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Edelburg, Kathleen
David Holland
B: 1985-12-09
D: 2017-07-21
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Holland, David
Ronald Parker
B: 1954-04-08
D: 2017-07-10
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Parker, Ronald
Martin Fritsch
B: 1931-04-14
D: 2017-07-05
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Fritsch, Martin
June Sydow
B: 1926-06-30
D: 2017-06-29
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Sydow, June
Richard Macey
B: 1924-08-07
D: 2017-06-26
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Macey, Richard
Hazel Bendfeldt
B: 1923-07-02
D: 2017-06-18
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Bendfeldt, Hazel
Douglas Terry
B: 1942-05-01
D: 2017-06-15
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Terry, Douglas
Robert Smith
B: 1952-12-02
D: 2017-06-14
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Smith, Robert
Gary Wilson
B: 1941-04-09
D: 2017-06-12
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Wilson, Gary
Earl Sherwood
B: 1924-01-04
D: 2017-06-04
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Sherwood, Earl
Tina Merkys
B: 1956-02-06
D: 2017-06-03
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Merkys, Tina
Holly Wilner
B: 1966-10-18
D: 2017-06-02
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Wilner, Holly
Dale Barnhart
B: 1935-10-05
D: 2017-05-28
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Barnhart, Dale
James Jennings
B: 1927-03-15
D: 2017-05-27
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Jennings, James
Lois Henderson
B: 1926-09-18
D: 2017-05-22
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Henderson, Lois

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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 (440) 942-1122 / (888) 942-1122 to begin.

Online Sources:

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