Obituaries

Mae Butson
B: 1927-04-30
D: 2019-10-18
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Butson, Mae
Julie Fielder
B: 1987-07-24
D: 2019-10-14
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Fielder, Julie
Neil Elliott
B: 1956-03-18
D: 2019-10-13
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Elliott, Neil
Russel Fear
B: 1937-04-20
D: 2019-10-12
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Fear, Russel
Joyce Schenck
B: 1931-08-03
D: 2019-10-04
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Schenck, Joyce
John Maloney
B: 1930-05-04
D: 2019-10-02
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Maloney, John
Elizabeth Klaver
B: 1929-04-05
D: 2019-10-01
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Klaver, Elizabeth
Elaine Valsamos
B: 1955-10-09
D: 2019-09-28
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Valsamos, Elaine
Ray Anstett
B: 1935-10-03
D: 2019-09-20
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Anstett, Ray
Jonathan Wheatley
B: 1973-07-13
D: 2019-09-17
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Wheatley, Jonathan
Lillian Bernard
B: 1922-12-09
D: 2019-09-16
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Bernard, Lillian
Lester Leonhardt
B: 1922-10-12
D: 2019-09-14
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Leonhardt, Lester
Brian Williamson
B: 1973-02-02
D: 2019-09-08
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Williamson, Brian
Michael Fitzsimmons
B: 1945-12-08
D: 2019-09-06
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Fitzsimmons, Michael
Laurie McKellar
B: 1941-02-17
D: 2019-09-05
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McKellar, Laurie
Hazel Hildebrand
B: 1929-05-28
D: 2019-08-16
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Hildebrand, Hazel
Fay Albert
B: 1928-12-29
D: 2019-08-16
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Albert, Fay
Naomi Pryce
B: 1927-07-27
D: 2019-08-10
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Pryce, Naomi
June Maxwell
B: 1938-05-11
D: 2019-08-09
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Maxwell, June
Margaret Landers
B: 1945-12-28
D: 2019-08-03
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Landers, Margaret
Jim Knights
B: 1945-09-17
D: 2019-07-31
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Knights, Jim

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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 519-527-1390 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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