Obituaries

Richard Moll
B: 1934-08-05
D: 2017-10-16
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Moll, Richard
Phyllis Partridge
B: 1927-06-14
D: 2017-10-14
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Partridge, Phyllis
Linda Palfrey
B: 1920-03-26
D: 2017-10-04
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Palfrey, Linda
Esther Shay
B: 1922-05-24
D: 2017-10-02
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Shay, Esther
Robert Evans
B: 1940-02-02
D: 2017-10-02
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Evans, Robert
Donna Rivers
B: 1965-05-20
D: 2017-09-28
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Rivers, Donna
Eileen Holmes
B: 1925-02-04
D: 2017-09-28
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Holmes, Eileen
Richard Carr
B: 1934-12-21
D: 2017-09-27
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Carr, Richard
Estelle LaPlante
B: 1937-06-16
D: 2017-09-27
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LaPlante, Estelle
James Reynolds
B: 1943-05-01
D: 2017-09-24
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Reynolds, James
Stephen White
B: 1947-03-23
D: 2017-09-21
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White, Stephen
Frederick Jagels
B: 1944-08-10
D: 2017-09-17
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Jagels, Frederick
Elizabeth Brown
B: 1932-04-13
D: 2017-09-16
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Brown, Elizabeth
Connie Birkenmeier
B: 1941-05-30
D: 2017-09-12
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Birkenmeier, Connie
Elaine Overlock
B: 1945-08-26
D: 2017-09-03
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Overlock, Elaine
Pamela Campbell
B: 1974-01-07
D: 2017-09-03
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Campbell, Pamela
Robert Marville
B: 1928-08-31
D: 2017-08-22
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Marville, Robert
Evadna Moore
B: 1922-08-17
D: 2017-08-22
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Moore, Evadna
Harland Parsons
B: 1924-11-26
D: 2017-08-21
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Parsons, Harland
Constance Johnson
D: 2017-08-15
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Johnson, Constance
Wesley Shaw
D: 2017-08-13
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Shaw, Wesley

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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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