Sheera O'Brien-Holland
B: 1986-07-05
D: 2018-03-14
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O'Brien-Holland, Sheera
John Cleaver
B: 1932-09-12
D: 2018-03-12
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Cleaver, John
Donald Wallace
B: 1933-08-18
D: 2018-02-25
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Wallace, Donald
Helga Prespare
B: 1927-11-17
D: 2018-02-24
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Prespare, Helga
Margaret Mac Crone
B: 1943-02-06
D: 2018-02-21
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Mac Crone, Margaret
Anthony Inverso
B: 1926-11-22
D: 2018-02-19
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Inverso, Anthony
Francis Carney
B: 1933-07-03
D: 2018-02-18
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Carney, Francis
Margaret Mayer
B: 1950-03-12
D: 2018-02-10
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Mayer, Margaret
Sr. Angela Erhard, OSF
B: 1925-05-12
D: 2018-02-09
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Erhard, OSF, Sr. Angela
Charles Kingsmore
B: 1956-04-14
D: 2018-02-08
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Kingsmore, Charles
Joseph DeLuca
B: 1950-06-20
D: 2018-02-06
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DeLuca, Joseph
Dwight Ellis
B: 1952-09-01
D: 2018-02-03
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Ellis, Dwight
Robert Bailey
B: 1958-04-14
D: 2018-02-02
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Bailey, Robert
Pauline Taggart
B: 1936-02-04
D: 2018-01-31
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Taggart, Pauline
Timothy Collins
B: 1940-01-31
D: 2018-01-30
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Collins, Timothy
Ralph Nuttle
D: 2018-01-28
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Nuttle, Ralph
Frances McKeon
B: 1944-11-22
D: 2018-01-26
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McKeon, Frances
Josephine Maglio
B: 1930-02-09
D: 2018-01-24
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Maglio, Josephine
Mary Steckel
B: 1929-09-06
D: 2018-01-22
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Steckel, Mary
Ashley Delyne
B: 1988-08-29
D: 2018-01-21
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Delyne, Ashley
Frank Beecher
D: 2018-01-18
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Beecher, Frank


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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 610-583-4400 to begin.

Online Sources:

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