Obituaries

Marian Barile
B: 1924-02-23
D: 2018-01-16
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Barile, Marian
Veral Mills
B: 1937-07-13
D: 2018-01-09
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Mills, Veral
Kevin Southwick
B: 1956-08-12
D: 2018-01-09
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Southwick, Kevin
Janet Tompkins
B: 1937-07-01
D: 2018-01-08
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Tompkins, Janet
Martin Wilson
B: 1962-08-08
D: 2018-01-08
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Wilson, Martin
Tracy Wheelis
B: 1966-03-25
D: 2018-01-06
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Wheelis, Tracy
Laura Kerby
B: 1948-01-16
D: 2018-01-05
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Kerby, Laura
Karen Ellis-Simmons
B: 1964-11-27
D: 2018-01-04
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Ellis-Simmons, Karen
Evelyn Juanita Barber
B: 1937-03-14
D: 2018-01-02
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Barber, Evelyn Juanita
Thomas Plemones
B: 1933-05-03
D: 2017-12-31
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Plemones, Thomas
Stephen Sias
B: 1958-12-27
D: 2017-12-27
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Sias, Stephen
Clayton Cox
B: 1938-03-15
D: 2017-12-24
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Cox, Clayton
Amy LaPoint
B: 1983-01-26
D: 2017-12-24
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LaPoint, Amy
Steven Mayer
B: 1991-08-22
D: 2017-12-24
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Mayer, Steven
Jack Steinle
B: 1928-04-02
D: 2017-12-24
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Steinle, Jack
John Burnham
B: 1959-05-01
D: 2017-12-24
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Burnham, John
Shirley Murdie
B: 1942-11-15
D: 2017-12-23
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Murdie, Shirley
Terry Dean
B: 1953-04-16
D: 2017-12-21
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Dean, Terry
Gary Edelen II
B: 1976-09-03
D: 2017-12-20
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Edelen II, Gary
Robert Reed
B: 1949-08-12
D: 2017-12-18
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Reed, Robert
Martha Wise
B: 1916-01-29
D: 2017-12-17
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Wise, Martha

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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 (417) 862-4433 to begin.

Online Sources:

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