Obituaries

Mary Brees
B: 1916-11-23
D: 2018-04-12
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Brees, Mary
Mearl Binning
B: 1921-04-24
D: 2018-04-10
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Binning, Mearl
Eric Hankins
B: 1973-12-27
D: 2018-04-10
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Hankins, Eric
Robert "Bob" Stonemetz
B: 1954-03-11
D: 2018-04-08
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Stonemetz, Robert "Bob"
Gloria Carlson
B: 1940-01-21
D: 2018-04-08
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Carlson, Gloria
James 'Jim" Ditsch
B: 1958-03-16
D: 2018-04-06
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Ditsch, James 'Jim"
Daphne Ivey
B: 1920-09-22
D: 2018-04-06
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Ivey, Daphne
Johnny "John" Faunce, Jr.
B: 1967-10-17
D: 2018-04-06
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Faunce, Jr., Johnny "John"
Nancy Treadway
B: 1928-09-09
D: 2018-04-05
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Treadway, Nancy
The Rev. Ernest Fitzhugh, Jr.
B: 1930-12-18
D: 2018-04-05
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Fitzhugh, Jr., The Rev. Ernest
McKayla Larkin
B: 2009-07-01
D: 2018-04-04
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Larkin, McKayla
Dwayne Trembly
B: 1940-03-08
D: 2018-04-04
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Trembly, Dwayne
Johnny Martinez
B: 1952-09-07
D: 2018-04-04
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Martinez, Johnny
Lorna Sanders
B: 1939-09-16
D: 2018-04-03
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Sanders, Lorna
David Petersen
B: 1941-10-03
D: 2018-04-03
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Petersen, David
Gale Reynolds
B: 1933-05-16
D: 2018-04-02
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Reynolds, Gale
Mary Larison
B: 1946-12-18
D: 2018-04-01
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Larison, Mary
Sherline West
B: 1946-11-29
D: 2018-03-30
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West, Sherline
Joanne Struebing
B: 1962-09-05
D: 2018-03-29
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Struebing, Joanne
Barbara Walden
B: 1931-01-16
D: 2018-03-29
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Walden, Barbara
Margaret McHenry
B: 1939-12-20
D: 2018-03-28
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McHenry, Margaret

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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 307-634-1568 to begin.

Online Sources:

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