Obituaries

Ivan Smith
B: 1947-05-02
D: 2017-04-26
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Smith, Ivan
Mary Roberts
B: 1916-05-07
D: 2017-04-25
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Roberts, Mary
Helen Johnson
B: 1945-02-11
D: 2017-04-24
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Johnson, Helen
Pastor Randy Hendrickson
B: 1956-09-23
D: 2017-04-23
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Hendrickson, Pastor Randy
Jimmie Hylton
B: 1961-05-12
D: 2017-04-18
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Hylton, Jimmie
Sidney James
B: 1952-11-16
D: 2017-04-16
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James, Sidney
James Stansbury
B: 1953-12-14
D: 2017-04-15
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Stansbury, James
Michael Reed
B: 1988-07-07
D: 2017-04-13
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Reed, Michael
John Disano
B: 1933-07-31
D: 2017-04-13
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Disano, John
Jimmy Jackson
B: 1954-12-21
D: 2017-04-10
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Jackson, Jimmy
David Williams
B: 1984-01-30
D: 2017-04-09
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Williams, David
Donald Dedrick
B: 1933-11-17
D: 2017-04-08
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Dedrick, Donald
Joyce Pearce
B: 1949-01-31
D: 2017-04-07
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Pearce, Joyce
Kenneth Howell
B: 1959-08-07
D: 2017-04-06
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Howell, Kenneth
David Albert
B: 1964-10-18
D: 2017-04-05
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Albert, David
Angela "Angie" Corbin
B: 1924-11-02
D: 2017-04-04
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Corbin, Angela "Angie"
Keith Hunt
B: 1934-06-02
D: 2017-04-04
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Hunt, Keith
Frederick Liebetrau
B: 1951-03-03
D: 2017-04-02
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Liebetrau, Frederick
William Lilly
B: 1940-02-03
D: 2017-03-31
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Lilly, William
Willard Pierce
B: 1926-11-23
D: 2017-03-29
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Pierce, Willard
Patricia Davis
B: 1943-06-15
D: 2017-03-28
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Davis, Patricia

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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