Obituaries

Shirley Highfill
B: 1947-12-31
D: 2019-05-16
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Highfill, Shirley
Keith Porter
B: 1938-12-03
D: 2019-05-08
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Porter, Keith
Joseph Martin
B: 1928-02-23
D: 2019-05-05
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Martin, Joseph
Steven Esther
B: 1955-03-29
D: 2019-04-25
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Esther, Steven
Rita Bennett Lofland
B: 1958-08-10
D: 2019-04-20
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Bennett Lofland, Rita
Tony Pederson
B: 1973-03-07
D: 2019-04-18
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Pederson, Tony
Jerry Simmons
B: 1940-01-10
D: 2019-04-12
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Simmons, Jerry
Christopher Bryan
B: 1973-04-12
D: 2019-04-12
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Bryan, Christopher
Dwight Cashier
B: 1951-10-08
D: 2019-03-29
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Cashier, Dwight
Randy Wilson
B: 1953-04-29
D: 2019-03-29
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Wilson, Randy
Verna Mae Brownell
B: 1935-09-18
D: 2019-03-28
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Brownell, Verna Mae
Sarah Higgins
B: 1925-02-07
D: 2019-03-22
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Higgins, Sarah
Bonnie Faudere
B: 1936-11-14
D: 2019-03-17
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Faudere, Bonnie
Mark Bigham
B: 1954-08-13
D: 2019-03-15
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Bigham, Mark
Edna Alexander
B: 1938-05-30
D: 2019-02-23
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Alexander, Edna
Linda Henderson
B: 1945-12-13
D: 2019-02-15
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Henderson, Linda
Annaliese Brightwell
B: 1926-12-27
D: 2019-02-15
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Brightwell, Annaliese
Phillip Carter
B: 1944-03-17
D: 2019-02-13
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Carter, Phillip
Quin Tabor
B: 1998-07-26
D: 2019-02-09
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Tabor, Quin
Margaret Wilson
B: 1918-04-01
D: 2019-02-06
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Wilson, Margaret
Mary Simmons
B: 1924-12-26
D: 2019-02-06
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Simmons, Mary

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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 (816) 858-2129 to begin.

Online Sources:

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