Obituaries

Nancy Rhodes
B: 1927-05-12
D: 2017-06-28
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Rhodes, Nancy
Shirley Bergen
B: 1942-12-18
D: 2017-06-19
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Bergen, Shirley
Bernard VanSkiver
B: 1927-07-01
D: 2017-06-12
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VanSkiver, Bernard
Frances Elizabeth Reynolds Potter Edwards
B: 1928-09-26
D: 2017-06-09
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Edwards, Frances Elizabeth Reynolds Potter
Doris Karius
B: 1934-10-25
D: 2017-06-05
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Karius, Doris
Joan Ward
B: 1917-07-04
D: 2017-05-23
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Ward, Joan
Shirley Howell
B: 1944-09-19
D: 2017-05-04
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Howell, Shirley
June Voorheis
B: 1945-10-26
D: 2017-05-03
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Voorheis, June
Wayne Smith
B: 1944-03-24
D: 2017-04-30
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Smith, Wayne
Charles "Pete" Kelly
B: 1933-12-09
D: 2017-04-29
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Kelly, Charles "Pete"
Bruce Beardsley
B: 1928-11-15
D: 2017-04-19
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Beardsley, Bruce
Barbara Coats
B: 1921-04-19
D: 2017-04-19
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Coats, Barbara
Mildred Denson
B: 1921-04-22
D: 2017-04-16
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Denson, Mildred
Cynthia Salamino
B: 1964-07-16
D: 2017-04-13
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Salamino, Cynthia
Michael Bardeen
B: 1942-11-09
D: 2017-04-10
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Bardeen, Michael
Lela Potter
D: 2017-04-04
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Potter, Lela
Elizabeth Davenport
B: 1934-12-30
D: 2017-04-04
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Davenport, Elizabeth
Barbara Wickham
D: 2017-03-30
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Wickham, Barbara
Richard Skinner
B: 1942-09-24
D: 2017-03-23
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Skinner, Richard
Penny Titus
D: 2017-03-19
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Titus, Penny
Judith Harbot
B: 1940-04-05
D: 2017-03-18
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Harbot, Judith

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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 (607) 535-4331 to begin.

Online Sources:

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