Obituaries

Michael Kirby
B: 1951-12-15
D: 2018-05-16
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Kirby, Michael
Barbara Miller
B: 1940-11-03
D: 2018-05-15
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Miller, Barbara
Jessie Stevenson
D: 2018-05-15
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Stevenson, Jessie
Larry Lynch
D: 2018-05-14
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Lynch, Larry
Benjamin Mills
B: 1951-05-31
D: 2018-05-11
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Mills, Benjamin
Dorothy Shriver
B: 1936-01-26
D: 2018-05-09
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Shriver, Dorothy
Lillian Montgomery
B: 1935-10-22
D: 2018-05-08
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Montgomery, Lillian
Linda Townsend
D: 2018-05-01
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Townsend, Linda
Richard Green
B: 1929-04-19
D: 2018-04-30
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Green, Richard
Gene Craig
D: 2018-04-28
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Craig, Gene
Nancy Elayer
B: 1918-08-21
D: 2018-04-28
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Elayer, Nancy
Wilburn Wallace
B: 1934-03-07
D: 2018-04-25
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Wallace, Wilburn
Marty Malloy
B: 1956-10-19
D: 2018-04-17
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Malloy, Marty
Ernest McCormack
D: 2018-04-15
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McCormack, Ernest
Katherine Hime
B: 1962-08-25
D: 2018-04-13
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Hime, Katherine
Doris Cissell
B: 1943-01-26
D: 2018-04-09
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Cissell, Doris
Betty Barker
B: 1940-06-12
D: 2018-04-07
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Barker, Betty
Patricia Counts
B: 1949-01-24
D: 2018-04-06
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Counts, Patricia
Lillian Becker
B: 1929-08-25
D: 2018-04-02
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Becker, Lillian
Shirley Davis
D: 2018-04-02
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Davis, Shirley
Rocky Jackson
B: 1950-08-03
D: 2018-03-30
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Jackson, Rocky

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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 573-223-4242 to begin.

Online Sources:

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