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Judith Wheeler
B: 1942-02-13
D: 2019-07-13
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Wheeler, Judith
Doreen Rivera
B: 1961-07-21
D: 2019-07-05
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Rivera, Doreen
Geraldine Kempster
B: 1965-01-18
D: 2019-06-26
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Kempster, Geraldine
Lynda Mitchell
B: 1945-07-24
D: 2019-06-22
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Mitchell, Lynda
Charles Downing
D: 2019-06-20
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Downing, Charles
Dean Bell
D: 2019-06-15
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Bell, Dean
Kenneth Church
D: 2019-06-13
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Church, Kenneth
Patricia Mixon
D: 2019-06-10
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Mixon, Patricia
Edward Sharp
D: 2019-06-05
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Sharp, Edward
Douglas Hardy
B: 1929-12-15
D: 2019-05-31
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Hardy, Douglas
Terry Nale
D: 2019-05-20
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Nale, Terry
Rosita Macasieb
B: 1935-11-23
D: 2019-05-17
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Macasieb, Rosita
Jeanne Hansen
D: 2019-05-13
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Hansen, Jeanne
Kathleen Ware
B: 1946-04-04
D: 2019-05-08
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Ware, Kathleen
William Black
D: 2019-04-30
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Black, William
Steven Sokolowski
D: 2019-04-30
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Sokolowski, Steven
Edward Hurley
B: 1925-05-01
D: 2019-04-30
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Hurley, Edward
Tammy Peco
D: 2019-04-29
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Peco, Tammy
Eugene Dahlke
D: 2019-04-28
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Dahlke, Eugene
David Cook
B: 1962-04-20
D: 2019-04-20
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Cook, David
Suzanne Nonnemaker
B: 1943-03-28
D: 2019-04-16
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Nonnemaker, Suzanne

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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 757-366-9260 to begin.

Online Sources:

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