Obituaries

George Alan Sternbergh
B: 1928-01-07
D: 2017-05-16
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Sternbergh, George Alan
Jack Strobel
B: 1935-10-29
D: 2017-05-10
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Strobel, Jack
Dennis E. Summers
B: 1942-09-06
D: 2017-05-12
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Summers, Dennis E.
Guy Hoover
B: 1914-02-04
D: 2017-05-11
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Hoover, Guy
Nancy Dickson
B: 1932-06-27
D: 2017-04-25
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Dickson, Nancy
Melissa Landis
B: 1962-07-14
D: 2017-04-06
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Landis, Melissa
Dima Memmi
B: 1923-09-22
D: 2017-04-03
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Memmi, Dima
Paul William "Bill" Peters
B: 1933-03-11
D: 2017-03-26
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Peters, Paul William "Bill"
Frank Gochenauer
B: 1947-02-25
D: 2017-03-21
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Gochenauer, Frank
Sara Reamer
B: 1931-08-23
D: 2017-03-12
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Reamer, Sara
Mary Ann Daywalt
B: 1951-05-04
D: 2017-03-03
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Daywalt, Mary Ann
Joseline Christal Zepeda Calderon
B: 2000-06-24
D: 2017-02-22
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Zepeda Calderon, Joseline Christal
Grace Perry
B: 1922-01-31
D: 2017-02-27
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Perry, Grace
Rachel Cooke
B: 1923-07-12
D: 2017-02-27
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Cooke, Rachel
Garrett Tarlton
B: 1952-07-25
D: 2017-02-16
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Tarlton, Garrett
Maurice Fitz Jr.
B: 1930-09-27
D: 2017-02-21
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Fitz Jr., Maurice
Holly White
B: 1993-06-03
D: 2017-02-15
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White, Holly
Robert McKenzie
B: 1932-01-17
D: 2017-02-10
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McKenzie, Robert
Kimberly Miller
B: 1967-10-04
D: 2017-02-09
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Miller, Kimberly
Margaret Kelley
B: 1920-01-07
D: 2017-02-01
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Kelley, Margaret
Patricia High
B: 1945-08-02
D: 2017-01-20
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High, Patricia

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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 (717) 263-3414 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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