Obituaries

Leigh Kimball
B: 1974-03-17
D: 2018-02-12
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Kimball, Leigh
Donald Danis
B: 1928-06-28
D: 2018-02-11
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Danis, Donald
James Rice
B: 1953-07-13
D: 2018-02-03
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Rice, James
Susanna Miller
B: 1944-03-02
D: 2018-02-02
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Miller, Susanna
Richard Cantu
B: 1951-02-11
D: 2018-01-30
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Cantu, Richard
Roger LaPierre
B: 1941-05-28
D: 2018-01-28
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LaPierre, Roger
Sharon Von Sitas
B: 1944-12-04
D: 2018-01-23
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Von Sitas, Sharon
Shirley McLean
B: 1940-08-22
D: 2018-01-22
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McLean, Shirley
Shirley Lipka
B: 1940-08-19
D: 2018-01-21
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Lipka, Shirley
Peter Whitaker
B: 1931-04-04
D: 2018-01-15
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Whitaker, Peter
Scott Chicoine
B: 1982-11-30
D: 2018-01-12
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Chicoine, Scott
Irving Mossey
B: 1952-01-11
D: 2018-01-09
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Mossey, Irving
David Dinsmore
B: 1951-09-23
D: 2018-01-05
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Dinsmore, David
Mary Engel
B: 1933-08-11
D: 2018-01-05
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Engel, Mary
Micheal Wright
B: 1943-06-29
D: 2018-01-02
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Wright, Micheal
Scott Billow
B: 1969-12-10
D: 2017-12-30
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Billow, Scott
Morris Rowell
B: 1932-01-13
D: 2017-12-28
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Rowell, Morris
Reverend Harold Carpenter
B: 1934-04-05
D: 2017-12-26
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Carpenter, Reverend Harold
Mary Talbot
B: 1932-04-10
D: 2017-12-25
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Talbot, Mary
Wendell Barry
B: 1931-01-28
D: 2017-12-23
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Barry, Wendell
Wallace Longe
B: 1931-08-26
D: 2017-12-19
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Longe, Wallace

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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 802-849-6261 to begin.

Online Sources:

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