Obituaries

Marvin Snow
B: 1932-05-28
D: 2018-05-24
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Snow, Marvin
Jacqueline Foltz
B: 1947-05-15
D: 2018-05-22
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Foltz, Jacqueline
Wesley Younger
B: 1944-04-04
D: 2018-05-21
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Younger, Wesley
Ryan Campbell
B: 1970-03-17
D: 2018-05-21
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Campbell, Ryan
Annie Pacylowski
B: 1921-09-21
D: 2018-05-20
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Pacylowski, Annie
Regina Arambul
B: 1967-06-16
D: 2018-05-19
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Arambul, Regina
Sarina Jett
B: 1989-04-09
D: 2018-05-19
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Jett, Sarina
Dennis Young
B: 1953-05-30
D: 2018-05-18
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Young, Dennis
Betty Jo Wood
B: 1939-03-22
D: 2018-05-18
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Wood, Betty Jo
Ella Stirman
B: 1934-06-28
D: 2018-05-18
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Stirman, Ella
Roxie Tucker
B: 1940-02-18
D: 2018-05-17
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Tucker, Roxie
Hazel Lewis
B: 1920-02-18
D: 2018-05-16
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Lewis, Hazel
Sharon Welty
B: 1947-11-17
D: 2018-05-15
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Welty, Sharon
Avery Burkhart
B: 2000-03-15
D: 2018-05-14
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Burkhart, Avery
Frances Markley
B: 1927-05-18
D: 2018-05-14
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Markley, Frances
Darlene Maupin
B: 1951-02-25
D: 2018-05-14
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Maupin, Darlene
Robert Morris
B: 1944-02-04
D: 2018-05-13
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Morris, Robert
Joseph McDaniel
B: 1962-02-17
D: 2018-05-13
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McDaniel, Joseph
Dr. G. Raye Feltner-Kapornyai
B: 1945-03-20
D: 2018-05-12
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Feltner-Kapornyai, Dr. G. Raye
Carol Rodeheaver
B: 1951-04-18
D: 2018-05-12
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Rodeheaver, Carol
Eugene Ward
B: 1934-09-16
D: 2018-05-11
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Ward, Eugene

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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 (304) 263-8896 to begin.

Online Sources:

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