Obituaries

Helen Showalter
B: 1923-06-19
D: 2018-05-21
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Showalter, Helen
Richard Rock
B: 1927-04-26
D: 2018-05-16
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Rock, Richard
Jo elaine Reffner
B: 1939-02-04
D: 2018-05-16
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Reffner, Jo elaine
Robert Hoover
B: 1926-10-16
D: 2018-05-16
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Hoover, Robert
C. Reed Caldwell
B: 1939-04-12
D: 2018-05-15
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Caldwell, C. Reed
Earl Eckenrode
B: 1924-09-30
D: 2018-05-13
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Eckenrode, Earl
Samuel Fitz
B: 1954-01-19
D: 2018-05-13
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Fitz, Samuel
James Schieber
B: 1997-10-02
D: 2018-05-13
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Schieber, James
Charlotte Straley
B: 1925-06-24
D: 2018-05-12
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Straley, Charlotte
Evelyn Neil
B: 1953-08-22
D: 2018-05-10
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Neil, Evelyn
Edward Zimmeraman
B: 1937-06-10
D: 2018-05-10
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Zimmeraman, Edward
Betty Gardner
B: 1935-06-25
D: 2018-05-06
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Gardner, Betty
Katrina Shives
B: 1974-09-18
D: 2018-05-06
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Shives, Katrina
Ronald Henry
B: 1943-04-17
D: 2018-05-05
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Henry, Ronald
Crystal Helman
B: 1962-02-14
D: 2018-05-04
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Helman, Crystal
John Bubser
B: 1933-06-27
D: 2018-05-01
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Bubser, John
Janice Stevens
B: 1946-02-27
D: 2018-04-29
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Stevens, Janice
Bernard Deardorff
B: 1958-11-20
D: 2018-04-29
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Deardorff, Bernard
Jean Stenger
B: 1935-09-24
D: 2018-04-28
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Stenger, Jean
Sheila Vanderau
B: 1933-04-16
D: 2018-04-27
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Vanderau, Sheila
Doris Hoover
B: 1924-10-15
D: 2018-04-27
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Hoover, Doris

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Funeral Pre-Planning

So, you're thinking about a pre-planned funeral? This checklist will help you make sure every detail is handled properly.

  • Prepare a list of people who should be contacted in case of a medical emergency or death
  • Write an obituary or write down information needed for an obituary
  • Decide where the obituary should appear
  • Choose the type of disposition you would like (burial or cremation)

Pre-Planning Funeral Checklist

 

Selecting  a  Funeral  Home

One of the very first steps to complete is selecting a location for the service to take place.  As  you  are  comparing  funeral  homes,  make  sure  that  you  are  picking  a  firm  that  has  the  space  to  accommodate  your  number  of  expected  guest. 

 

Service

What kind of service would you like to have?  Whether  it’s  a  traditional  funeral  or  a  celebration  of  life,  the  choice  is  up  to  you.  If  you  are  making  arrangements  for  a  loved  one,  ask  yourself  what  kind  of  service  they  would  have  wanted.  It’s  also  important  to  make  sure  that  whatever  you  pick  will  also  help  your  family  grieve  and  find  closure.  
 

Cemetery Location

Choosing a cemetery is very important.  This  is  where  your  loved  one  will  be  laid  to  rest.  Make  sure  that  you  are  happy  with  the  plot  you  select  and  that  it  is  somewhere  you  will  be  comfortable  revisiting.  For  instance,  if  the  plot  is  on  the  top  of  a  hill  and  members  of  your  family  have  mobility  issues,  visiting  the  grave  may  be  difficult  or  impossible  for  them.  
 

Product 

When it comes to selecting funeral merchandise, there are many quality products to consider.  Make  sure  to  select  a  product  that  meets  your  family’s  needs  and  budget.
 

Burial  

If you are planning a burial service, many cemeteries now require that the casket is protected with a burial vault.  If  you  are  unsure,  ask  your  funeral  director  or  contact  the  cemetery  directly.
 

Flowers  

Select which kind of flowers you would like displayed during the service.  Some  families  do  not  like  to  have  flowers  at  a  funeral  service.  If  this  is  the  case,  select  a  charity  for  donations  in  lieu  of  flowers.
 

Readings 

If your loved one was religious, there may be certain readings you want to include in the service.  This  presents  an  opportunity  for  family  and  friends  to  participate  in  the  service  and  pay  tribute  to  the  deceased.
 

Music  

Music is an integral part of any event.  Select  the  music  you  would  like  to  be  played  during  the  visitation,  service  and  reception.
 

Pallbearers

Select who will serve as pallbearers for the service.  If there is someone you would like to include that will be unable to complete the physical duties, consider naming them an honorary pallbearer.
 

Donations

If guests would like to make donations in your loved one’s memory, select a charity or organization to receive donations.
 
 

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When it comes to selecting funeral merchandise, there are many quality products to consider.  Make  sure  to  select  a  product  that  meets  your  family’s  needs  and  budget.