Obituaries

Carmen Anders
B: 1931-02-13
D: 2018-02-15
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Anders, Carmen
Cregg Hansen
B: 1945-06-04
D: 2018-02-12
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Hansen, Cregg
Joyce Sawhill
B: 1923-09-14
D: 2018-02-12
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Sawhill, Joyce
Lewis Carpenter
B: 1938-04-30
D: 2018-02-11
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Carpenter, Lewis
Laurene McCall
B: 1922-09-10
D: 2018-02-10
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McCall, Laurene
Jeanne Denton
B: 1934-01-19
D: 2018-02-10
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Denton, Jeanne
Frank McMurphy
B: 1931-01-16
D: 2018-02-10
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McMurphy, Frank
Dolores Howell
B: 1932-12-10
D: 2018-02-08
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Howell, Dolores
Evelyn Kessler
B: 1919-05-13
D: 2018-02-08
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Kessler, Evelyn
Hubert Cox
B: 1924-12-13
D: 2018-02-07
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Cox, Hubert
Richard Steven
B: 1955-06-25
D: 2018-02-06
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Steven, Richard
Lois Liggett
B: 1925-11-03
D: 2018-02-05
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Liggett, Lois
Robert Fox
B: 1962-06-22
D: 2018-02-05
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Fox, Robert
Hayes Crenshaw
B: 1942-06-13
D: 2018-02-05
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Crenshaw, Hayes
Lola Cox
B: 1922-12-16
D: 2018-02-03
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Cox, Lola
Julie Sagiao
B: 1970-12-17
D: 2018-02-03
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Sagiao, Julie
Betty McPhail
B: 1927-12-11
D: 2018-02-02
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McPhail, Betty
John Cox
B: 1931-08-27
D: 2018-02-02
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Cox, John
Gary Lawless
B: 1932-07-03
D: 2018-01-30
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Lawless, Gary
Judith Whitmer
B: 1943-12-27
D: 2018-01-29
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Whitmer, Judith
Ryan Bolen
B: 1991-12-14
D: 2018-01-29
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Bolen, Ryan

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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 316-788-2828 to begin.

Online Sources:

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