Obituaries

Larry Tindle
B: 1951-05-11
D: 2018-04-14
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Tindle, Larry
Jennifer Hagan
B: 1966-06-10
D: 2018-04-14
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Hagan, Jennifer
Benjamin Gall
B: 1956-08-31
D: 2018-04-09
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Gall, Benjamin
Gwendolene Tennis
B: 1929-11-08
D: 2018-04-08
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Tennis, Gwendolene
Nilo Batista
B: 1955-05-12
D: 2018-04-07
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Batista, Nilo
Bryan Conley
B: 1970-10-16
D: 2018-04-06
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Conley, Bryan
Tammy Zitter
B: 1971-09-26
D: 2018-04-05
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Zitter, Tammy
William Burnett
B: 1945-08-22
D: 2018-04-04
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Burnett, William
Francis Allen Palm
B: 1937-07-02
D: 2018-04-03
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Palm, Francis Allen
William Tucker
B: 1938-08-11
D: 2018-04-03
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Tucker, William
Patricia Owsley
B: 1942-10-05
D: 2018-04-02
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Owsley, Patricia
Stephen Weston
D: 2018-04-02
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Weston, Stephen
Joseph Harper
B: 1946-12-15
D: 2018-04-01
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Harper, Joseph
Stephen Unger
B: 1958-01-03
D: 2018-03-31
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Unger, Stephen
Hwa Ja Gragg
B: 1940-07-15
D: 2018-03-30
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Gragg, Hwa Ja
William Bettendorf
B: 1934-12-03
D: 2018-03-25
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Bettendorf, William
Wayne Schmidt
B: 1940-07-11
D: 2018-03-23
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Schmidt, Wayne
John Cunningham
B: 1939-05-25
D: 2018-03-23
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Cunningham, John
William "Bill" Berry
B: 1939-04-11
D: 2018-03-22
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Berry, William "Bill"
Nathan Cain
B: 1967-09-23
D: 2018-03-22
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Cain, Nathan
Floyd Butts
B: 1961-03-06
D: 2018-03-19
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Butts, Floyd

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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 (417) 862-4433 to begin.

Online Sources:

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