Obituaries

Ethel Wanzer
B: 1921-09-07
D: 2017-10-16
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Wanzer, Ethel
John Poole
B: 1944-06-07
D: 2017-10-14
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Poole , John
Giuseppe Fertitta
B: 1928-01-25
D: 2017-10-11
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Fertitta, Giuseppe
Carol Kenney
B: 1943-07-31
D: 2017-10-11
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Kenney, Carol
George Sauter
B: 1927-03-31
D: 2017-09-29
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Sauter, George
Jordan Goldsborough
B: 2009-12-11
D: 2017-09-29
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Goldsborough, Jordan
Raymond Remmers
B: 1953-01-18
D: 2017-09-21
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Remmers, Raymond
Carroll Huber
B: 1928-06-23
D: 2017-09-20
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Huber, Carroll
Paul Lundregan
B: 1937-07-23
D: 2017-09-18
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Lundregan, Paul
Gladys Schrider
B: 1926-08-20
D: 2017-09-17
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Schrider, Gladys
Charles Honaker
B: 1988-11-22
D: 2017-09-10
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Honaker, Charles
Frances Henn
D: 2017-09-09
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Henn , Frances
Arbury Costley
B: 1927-01-27
D: 2017-09-09
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Costley, Arbury
Mary Dodson
B: 1958-01-21
D: 2017-09-09
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Dodson, Mary
James Hopkins
B: 1960-06-06
D: 2017-09-07
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Hopkins , James
Elsie Daniel
B: 1924-08-27
D: 2017-09-07
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Daniel , Elsie
Sharon Poole
B: 1947-05-23
D: 2017-09-07
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Poole, Sharon
Elva Connolly
B: 1923-02-08
D: 2017-09-04
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Connolly, Elva
Charles Row
B: 1943-09-21
D: 2017-09-03
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Row , Charles
Mary Smith
B: 1925-05-15
D: 2017-08-25
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Smith , Mary
Jo Chen
B: 1957-07-22
D: 2017-08-24
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Chen , Jo

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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 (410) 795-0300 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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