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Mary Kelley
B: 1941-07-02
D: 2018-08-13
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Kelley, Mary
Kathryn Wells
B: 1930-08-10
D: 2018-08-09
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Wells, Kathryn
Barbara Gilfillan
D: 2018-08-09
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Gilfillan, Barbara
Priscilla Clark
B: 1929-07-12
D: 2018-08-08
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Clark, Priscilla
Elsie Frost
D: 2018-08-08
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Frost, Elsie
Patricia Krevans
B: 1927-03-13
D: 2018-07-30
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Krevans, Patricia
Suzanne Googins
B: 1935-05-15
D: 2018-07-27
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Googins, Suzanne
Forrest DeMeyer
B: 1931-07-04
D: 2018-07-24
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DeMeyer, Forrest
Nadine Sutherland
B: 1935-10-10
D: 2018-07-18
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Sutherland, Nadine
Pauline McEachern
B: 1925-05-10
D: 2018-07-15
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McEachern, Pauline
Charles Crowley
B: 1959-04-23
D: 2018-07-15
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Crowley, Charles
Marcia MacKinnon
D: 2018-07-05
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MacKinnon, Marcia
Mary Gilley
B: 1922-06-01
D: 2018-07-02
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Gilley, Mary
Sheila McManus
B: 1961-04-12
D: 2018-06-30
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McManus, Sheila
Kristina O'Neill
B: 1971-05-10
D: 2018-06-28
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O'Neill, Kristina
Janneke Neilson
B: 1930-03-04
D: 2018-06-26
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Neilson, Janneke
Elizabeth Atwood
B: 1926-09-19
D: 2018-06-25
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Atwood, Elizabeth
Richard Woodworth
B: 1936-02-18
D: 2018-06-22
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Woodworth, Richard
Patricia Farr
B: 1943-06-16
D: 2018-06-22
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Farr, Patricia
James Thomas
B: 1930-07-17
D: 2018-06-16
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Thomas, James
Lincoln Ravenscroft
D: 2018-06-12
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Ravenscroft, Lincoln

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What is a Traditional Funeral?

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 (207) 244-3183 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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