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Grace Schimpf
B: 1931-05-02
D: 2018-12-12
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Schimpf, Grace
Kinsley Archer
B: 2018-08-03
D: 2018-12-10
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Archer, Kinsley
Clara Wedge
B: 1932-12-24
D: 2018-12-07
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Wedge, Clara
Boyd Bowden
B: 1929-08-19
D: 2018-12-07
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Bowden, Boyd
Ethel Winslow
B: 1945-11-01
D: 2018-12-05
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Winslow, Ethel
Eleanor Renault
B: 1930-04-07
D: 2018-12-04
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Renault, Eleanor
William LaBelle
B: 1932-12-29
D: 2018-12-02
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LaBelle, William
Ethel Gott
B: 1926-06-26
D: 2018-11-27
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Gott, Ethel
Michael Richardson
B: 1958-07-27
D: 2018-11-23
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Richardson, Michael
Allan Ott
B: 1954-11-17
D: 2018-11-21
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Ott, Allan
Ellen Weed
B: 1936-07-13
D: 2018-11-18
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Weed, Ellen
David Jodrey
B: 1963-09-09
D: 2018-11-14
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Jodrey, David
Lawrence Murphy
B: 1926-05-10
D: 2018-11-13
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Murphy, Lawrence
Peter Smallidge
B: 1934-01-27
D: 2018-11-13
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Smallidge, Peter
Stephen Somers
B: 1954-06-15
D: 2018-11-12
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Somers, Stephen
Ralph Cahoon
B: 1937-02-17
D: 2018-11-10
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Cahoon, Ralph
Elizabeth Giles
B: 1932-10-20
D: 2018-11-06
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Giles, Elizabeth
Irene Rachinski
B: 1936-04-27
D: 2018-11-04
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Rachinski, Irene
Driscilla Ward
B: 1930-08-13
D: 2018-10-31
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Ward, Driscilla
Leslie Clark
B: 1925-04-29
D: 2018-10-31
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Clark, Leslie
Edward Gurtler
B: 1932-09-08
D: 2018-10-31
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Gurtler, Edward

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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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