Obituaries

Ivan Thompson
B: 1936-09-22
D: 2017-10-17
View Details
Thompson, Ivan
Karen Lutz
B: 1952-01-22
D: 2017-10-15
View Details
Lutz, Karen
Shirley Jones
B: 1938-01-03
D: 2017-10-12
View Details
Jones, Shirley
Ray Fry
B: 1924-05-07
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
Fry, Ray
Horst Bischoff
B: 1933-04-30
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Bischoff, Horst
Charles O'Harrow
B: 1943-01-03
D: 2017-09-29
View Details
O'Harrow, Charles
Lynn Holderman
B: 1938-03-21
D: 2017-09-16
View Details
Holderman, Lynn
Edeltrud Lauderback
B: 1936-05-21
D: 2017-09-06
View Details
Lauderback, Edeltrud
Ruby Fryman
B: 1938-04-16
D: 2017-08-28
View Details
Fryman, Ruby
Joseph Miller
B: 1931-08-19
D: 2017-07-27
View Details
Miller, Joseph
Glenn Buirley
B: 1922-08-14
D: 2017-07-24
View Details
Buirley, Glenn
Joyce Wall
B: 1934-08-04
D: 2017-07-23
View Details
Wall, Joyce
Johnnie Burgan
B: 1932-12-20
D: 2017-07-14
View Details
Burgan, Johnnie
Paul Manning
B: 1930-10-06
D: 2017-07-13
View Details
Manning, Paul
Glenna Wall
B: 1952-12-01
D: 2017-07-12
View Details
Wall, Glenna
Madonna Bishop
B: 1926-03-19
D: 2017-07-09
View Details
Bishop, Madonna
Charlene Bramlette
B: 1950-08-14
D: 2017-05-28
View Details
Bramlette, Charlene
Edward Galloway
B: 1932-09-20
D: 2017-05-22
View Details
Galloway, Edward
Donald Patterson
B: 1943-12-19
D: 2017-05-18
View Details
Patterson, Donald
Debbie Samuels
B: 1961-04-23
D: 2017-05-07
View Details
Samuels, Debbie
Elsie Collins
B: 1928-01-03
D: 2017-05-06
View Details
Collins, Elsie

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
11900 North Dixie Drive
Tipp City, OH 45371
Phone: (937) 667-5554
Fax: (937) 669-4008

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 (937) 667-5554 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.