Obituaries

Rosalie Jadlos
B: 1932-04-29
D: 2018-11-15
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Jadlos, Rosalie
Arlene Wood
B: 1926-06-26
D: 2018-11-13
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Wood, Arlene
Oliver Austin
B: 1934-04-30
D: 2018-11-12
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Austin, Oliver
Rebecca Green
B: 1971-06-03
D: 2018-11-12
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Green, Rebecca
Marian Fenner
B: 1924-08-08
D: 2018-11-12
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Fenner, Marian
Alan Cole
B: 1957-09-23
D: 2018-11-06
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Cole, Alan
Leona Smutz
B: 1941-07-30
D: 2018-11-04
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Smutz, Leona
Rose Thompson
B: 1935-05-17
D: 2018-11-01
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Thompson, Rose
Nelson Jacobs
B: 1951-05-03
D: 2018-10-30
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Jacobs , Nelson
Rev. Milton Vahey
B: 1930-05-14
D: 2018-10-30
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Vahey, Rev. Milton
Kenneth Weatherway
B: 1946-11-15
D: 2018-10-29
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Weatherway, Kenneth
Christie Thompson
B: 1925-07-25
D: 2018-10-28
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Thompson, Christie
William Martin
B: 1936-02-12
D: 2018-10-28
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Martin, William
Donald Wilson
B: 1941-05-14
D: 2018-10-27
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Wilson, Donald
Joseph Puente
B: 1944-08-26
D: 2018-10-22
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Puente, Joseph
Peter Sunday
B: 1938-08-17
D: 2018-10-21
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Sunday, Peter
Pamela Chase-Mitchell
B: 1968-06-20
D: 2018-10-19
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Chase-Mitchell, Pamela
Darlene Stephenson
B: 1945-12-23
D: 2018-10-19
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Stephenson, Darlene
Dorothy Madden
B: 1920-01-25
D: 2018-10-19
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Madden, Dorothy
Mary Cady
B: 1921-06-03
D: 2018-10-18
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Cady, Mary
Joyce Bush
B: 1940-04-16
D: 2018-10-17
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Bush, Joyce

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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) 769-3579 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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