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Shirley Jackson
B: 1936-04-24
D: 2017-05-22
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Jackson, Shirley
Kevin Woodard
B: 1965-07-06
D: 2017-05-21
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Woodard, Kevin
Mary Allen
B: 1933-12-26
D: 2017-05-11
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Allen, Mary
Alison Rackley Collins
B: 1994-10-10
D: 2017-04-27
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Rackley Collins, Alison
Gary Van Blaricum
B: 1935-04-02
D: 2017-04-24
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Van Blaricum, Gary
Mary Ward
B: 1919-09-09
D: 2017-04-20
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Ward, Mary
Paul Byrnes
B: 1959-07-25
D: 2017-04-15
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Byrnes, Paul
Gladys Wiley
B: 1922-06-19
D: 2017-04-14
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Wiley, Gladys
J. Clark Bordner
B: 1944-01-15
D: 2017-04-13
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Bordner, J. Clark
Howard Pritchard
B: 1929-09-25
D: 2017-03-28
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Pritchard, Howard
Richard Lane
B: 1958-03-09
D: 2017-03-26
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Lane, Richard
Scott Flewelling
B: 1963-10-11
D: 2017-03-25
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Flewelling, Scott
Tyler Cassidy
B: 1991-06-16
D: 2017-03-24
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Cassidy, Tyler
Maranda Browers
B: 1977-09-09
D: 2017-03-21
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Browers, Maranda
Brandon Pryor
B: 1985-06-06
D: 2017-03-17
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Pryor, Brandon
Howard Van Winkle
B: 1942-01-12
D: 2017-03-13
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Van Winkle, Howard
Joshua Branch
B: 1975-05-05
D: 2017-03-10
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Branch, Joshua
Jack Bennett
B: 1931-12-09
D: 2017-03-02
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Bennett, Jack
Richard Kelley
B: 1955-02-10
D: 2017-02-28
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Kelley, Richard
Lynda Burke
B: 1957-09-30
D: 2017-02-24
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Burke, Lynda
James Moll
B: 1928-12-15
D: 2017-02-22
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Moll, James

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Traditional Funeral Service

The Basics of a Traditional Funeral Service

Traditional funeral service IndianaA traditional funeral service includes:

  • 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 traditional funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (317) 831-0200 to begin.

For more information on how to plan a funeral for you or your loved one, visit our Funeral Planning section.


Online Sources:

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

 

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