Obituaries

Juanita Watson
B: 1946-07-05
D: 2018-04-18
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Watson, Juanita
Aaron Wollman
B: 1992-05-29
D: 2018-04-16
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Wollman, Aaron
David Martin
B: 1924-01-11
D: 2018-04-14
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Martin, David
William Shuman
B: 1959-09-24
D: 2018-04-07
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Shuman, William
Allen Beiler
B: 1932-05-19
D: 2018-04-06
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Beiler, Allen
Harry Frankhouser
B: 1914-06-29
D: 2018-04-06
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Frankhouser, Harry
Raymond Weaver
B: 1937-05-23
D: 2018-04-04
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Weaver, Raymond
Charles Smith
B: 1923-04-15
D: 2018-04-03
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Smith, Charles
David Michael Phillips
B: 1971-12-22
D: 2018-04-02
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Phillips, David Michael
Helen Yinger
B: 1925-07-31
D: 2018-03-30
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Yinger, Helen
Janet Snader
B: 1932-04-21
D: 2018-03-28
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Snader, Janet
Linda Boyer
B: 1950-01-08
D: 2018-03-28
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Boyer, Linda
Mildred "Helen" Herr
B: 1950-11-02
D: 2018-03-27
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Herr, Mildred "Helen"
Michael Forbes
B: 2018-03-26
D: 2018-03-26
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Forbes, Michael
Susan Kunkle
B: 1955-09-29
D: 2018-03-25
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Kunkle, Susan
Mattie Stoltzfus
B: 1925-08-01
D: 2018-03-23
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Stoltzfus, Mattie
Dorothy Bauer Witmer
B: 1937-07-13
D: 2018-03-23
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Bauer Witmer, Dorothy
Elsie Bowman
B: 1931-01-07
D: 2018-03-22
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Bowman, Elsie
Dawn Reiter
B: 1960-04-26
D: 2018-03-22
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Reiter, Dawn
Marian Zimmerman
B: 1930-12-10
D: 2018-03-21
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Zimmerman, Marian
Catherine Stauffer
B: 1922-01-14
D: 2018-03-21
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Stauffer, Catherine

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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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