Obituaries

Sylvia Bryant
B: 1937-02-25
D: 2020-01-22
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Bryant, Sylvia
Shelia Williams
B: 1936-12-29
D: 2020-01-20
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Williams, Shelia
Mary Merhib
B: 1927-07-29
D: 2020-01-19
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Merhib, Mary
Audrey Krutz
B: 1941-03-06
D: 2020-01-18
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Krutz, Audrey
Rosetta Smith
B: 1937-02-28
D: 2020-01-15
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Smith, Rosetta
Lois Evans
B: 1927-04-23
D: 2020-01-13
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Evans, Lois
Michael Graham
B: 1961-11-30
D: 2020-01-11
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Graham, Michael
Robert McCoy
B: 1931-07-26
D: 2020-01-05
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McCoy, Robert
Joseph Nassimos
B: 1936-09-14
D: 2020-01-02
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Nassimos, Joseph
Carmen Famolaro
B: 1922-02-09
D: 2020-01-02
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Famolaro, Carmen
Louise Wilson
B: 1922-06-10
D: 2019-12-31
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Wilson, Louise
Frances Streeter
B: 1937-07-19
D: 2019-12-28
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Streeter, Frances
Thelma Woodward
B: 1928-12-20
D: 2019-12-28
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Woodward, Thelma
Greta Downer
B: 1936-08-06
D: 2019-12-27
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Downer, Greta
Rosalind Rauscher
B: 1922-01-03
D: 2019-12-26
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Rauscher, Rosalind
Marion McCartney
B: 1928-08-18
D: 2019-12-26
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McCartney, Marion
David Pearsall
B: 1953-08-24
D: 2019-12-22
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Pearsall, David
Thomas Czyznikiewicz
B: 1948-04-30
D: 2019-12-19
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Czyznikiewicz, Thomas
Brock Mikalunas
B: 1969-11-16
D: 2019-12-19
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Mikalunas, Brock
Laurie Reeder
B: 1958-06-28
D: 2019-12-19
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Reeder, Laurie
George Howlett
B: 1926-03-01
D: 2019-12-15
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Howlett, George

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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 315-824-2417 to begin.

Online Sources:

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