Obituaries

Karen Sandage Stewart
B: 1952-07-29
D: 2017-05-16
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Sandage Stewart, Karen
Howard Hurley
B: 1936-10-01
D: 2017-05-11
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Hurley, Howard
Doraelia Ledesma
B: 1989-09-17
D: 2017-05-10
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Ledesma, Doraelia
Janice Durfee
B: 1931-04-13
D: 2017-05-09
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Durfee, Janice
Gabriela Venero
B: 1928-06-06
D: 2017-05-07
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Venero, Gabriela
Pricie Dillingham
B: 1939-05-11
D: 2017-05-07
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Dillingham, Pricie
Alfred Sikes
B: 1926-10-13
D: 2017-05-05
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Sikes, Alfred
Beverly Jaudon
B: 1928-05-14
D: 2017-05-03
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Jaudon, Beverly
Elsie Abrams
B: 1934-12-18
D: 2017-05-03
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Abrams, Elsie
Carolyn Knott
B: 1929-07-22
D: 2017-05-02
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Knott, Carolyn
Robert Miller
B: 1936-06-03
D: 2017-05-02
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Miller, Robert
Jane Byerley
B: 1947-03-07
D: 2017-05-01
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Byerley, Jane
Jan Lucas
B: 1975-07-12
D: 2017-05-01
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Lucas, Jan
Hansford Evans
B: 1943-05-07
D: 2017-04-26
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Evans, Hansford
Nell Glass
B: 1930-04-24
D: 2017-04-24
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Glass, Nell
Joseph Giglia
B: 1938-11-04
D: 2017-04-23
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Giglia, Joseph
Lois Spradlin
B: 1920-02-03
D: 2017-04-20
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Spradlin, Lois
Kaaren Mullins
B: 1946-10-31
D: 2017-04-19
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Mullins, Kaaren
Anita Kloppenburg
B: 1930-04-18
D: 2017-04-16
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Kloppenburg, Anita
Patrick Moran
B: 1980-11-05
D: 2017-04-14
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Moran, Patrick
Dennis Stevens
B: 1942-03-06
D: 2017-04-12
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Stevens, Dennis

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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 813-677-9494 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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