Obituaries

Norman Hahn
B: 1936-08-03
D: 2017-08-18
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Hahn, Norman
Irene Kilmer
B: 1941-07-24
D: 2017-08-18
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Kilmer, Irene
Mary Parmer
B: 1928-02-24
D: 2017-08-17
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Parmer, Mary
Rhoda Nolt
B: 1947-07-14
D: 2017-08-14
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Nolt, Rhoda
Mildred Martin
B: 1931-02-01
D: 2017-08-11
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Martin, Mildred
Minnie Reiff
B: 1948-10-19
D: 2017-08-09
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Reiff, Minnie
Rose Harris
B: 1932-05-01
D: 2017-08-09
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Harris, Rose
Susan Clay
B: 1949-03-16
D: 2017-08-09
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Clay, Susan
W. Larry Kauffman
B: 1948-09-18
D: 2017-08-05
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Kauffman, W. Larry
Carl Good
B: 1928-02-09
D: 2017-08-03
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Good, Carl
George Geisel
B: 1941-03-15
D: 2017-08-03
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Geisel, George
Luis Camara
B: 1947-04-17
D: 2017-08-03
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Camara, Luis
Phyline Northeimer
B: 1935-08-19
D: 2017-08-03
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Northeimer, Phyline
Joseph Zimmerman
B: 1925-07-17
D: 2017-08-01
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Zimmerman, Joseph
Miles Martin
B: 1942-05-05
D: 2017-07-31
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Martin, Miles
Svea Hoover
B: 1936-08-26
D: 2017-07-31
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Hoover, Svea
Doris Elaine Yoder
B: 1945-07-14
D: 2017-07-30
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Yoder, Doris Elaine
Jonathan Stoltzfus
B: 1935-10-26
D: 2017-07-27
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Stoltzfus, Jonathan
Gladys Denlinger
B: 1920-02-19
D: 2017-07-21
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Denlinger, Gladys
Pauline Weller
B: 1925-07-21
D: 2017-07-19
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Weller, Pauline
Suzann Finger
B: 1942-06-21
D: 2017-07-19
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Finger, Suzann

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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 717-354-0444 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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