Obituaries

Mary McComb
B: 1942-03-08
D: 2017-02-13
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McComb, Mary
Charles Cushing Doyle
B: 1937-07-13
D: 2017-02-12
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Cushing Doyle, Charles
Maxine Newton
B: 1926-10-24
D: 2017-02-11
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Newton, Maxine
Patricia Vanoudenhaegen
B: 1925-03-10
D: 2017-02-10
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Vanoudenhaegen, Patricia
Lawrence Babcock
B: 1928-03-28
D: 2017-02-10
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Babcock, Lawrence
Thomas Hodgson
B: 1928-04-02
D: 2017-02-07
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Hodgson, Thomas
Clifford Studebaker
B: 1924-05-31
D: 2017-02-07
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Studebaker, Clifford
Gwendolyn Swope
B: 1928-07-01
D: 2017-01-30
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Swope, Gwendolyn
David Nielsen
B: 1955-05-11
D: 2017-01-30
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Nielsen, David
Allyson Chapton
B: 1966-08-11
D: 2017-01-27
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Chapton, Allyson
Grace Hiser
B: 1926-01-10
D: 2017-01-23
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Hiser, Grace
Carol Shults
B: 1935-04-10
D: 2017-01-19
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Shults, Carol
Myron Broussard
B: 1939-05-10
D: 2017-01-17
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Broussard, Myron
Abimael Cintron-Roman
B: 1975-09-05
D: 2017-01-15
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Cintron-Roman, Abimael
Harold Kleve
B: 1934-08-07
D: 2017-01-15
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Kleve, Harold
Mattie Maslen
B: 1924-02-19
D: 2017-01-13
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Maslen, Mattie
Ronald Coolidge
B: 1981-12-09
D: 2017-01-13
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Coolidge, Ronald
Steven Vrooman
B: 1959-06-21
D: 2017-01-11
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Vrooman, Steven
Carl McLemore
B: 1960-06-04
D: 2017-01-11
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McLemore, Carl
Gary Hewitt
B: 1945-02-06
D: 2017-01-09
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Hewitt, Gary
Edward Groth
B: 1956-10-05
D: 2017-01-05
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Groth, Edward

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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 (503) 640-2277 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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