Obituaries

Martha Wright
B: 1931-08-15
D: 2017-12-08
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Wright, Martha
Dorothy Anderson
B: 1933-06-30
D: 2017-12-08
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Anderson, Dorothy
Marjorie Moody
B: 1927-01-11
D: 2017-12-08
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Moody, Marjorie
Daniel Kymer
B: 1965-06-08
D: 2017-12-07
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Kymer, Daniel
Ronald Harris
B: 1954-01-16
D: 2017-12-06
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Harris, Ronald
LaVeta Garner
B: 1924-07-14
D: 2017-12-06
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Garner, LaVeta
Ethel Fowler
B: 1936-08-27
D: 2017-12-03
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Fowler, Ethel
Lois Black
B: 1928-03-09
D: 2017-12-02
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Black, Lois
Roger Morris
B: 1953-11-01
D: 2017-12-01
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Morris, Roger
Ellen Bell
B: 1938-02-11
D: 2017-11-29
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Bell, Ellen
Robert McHenry
B: 1937-10-16
D: 2017-11-28
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McHenry, Robert
Virginia Alley
B: 1928-12-05
D: 2017-11-27
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Alley, Virginia
Nelia Whitman
B: 1942-11-07
D: 2017-11-26
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Whitman, Nelia
Marc Wescoat
B: 1975-07-23
D: 2017-11-26
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Wescoat, Marc
Janice Carter
B: 1934-01-19
D: 2017-11-23
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Carter, Janice
Leonerdus Inkelaar
B: 1943-09-24
D: 2017-11-22
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Inkelaar, Leonerdus
Joyce Loper
B: 1931-10-22
D: 2017-11-22
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Loper, Joyce
Gary Baker
B: 1938-09-07
D: 2017-11-22
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Baker, Gary
Eleanor Bloom
B: 1936-04-05
D: 2017-11-21
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Bloom, Eleanor
Pamela Franklin
B: 1955-02-02
D: 2017-11-20
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Franklin, Pamela
Jada Marie Rausch
B: 1949-01-16
D: 2017-11-18
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Rausch, Jada Marie

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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