Diane Dieckmann
B: 1938-04-06
D: 2018-03-14
View Details
Dieckmann, Diane
Janis Barnes
B: 1933-07-19
D: 2018-03-13
View Details
Barnes, Janis
Shirley Miller
B: 1936-12-04
D: 2018-03-12
View Details
Miller, Shirley
Janiffer VanKoll
B: 1945-03-10
D: 2018-03-09
View Details
VanKoll, Janiffer
Margaret 'Juanita' Fobert
B: 1928-05-01
D: 2018-03-05
View Details
Fobert, Margaret 'Juanita'
Gordon McFeters
B: 1939-03-28
D: 2018-03-04
View Details
McFeters, Gordon
Marvin Kimsey
B: 1935-02-27
D: 2018-03-04
View Details
Kimsey, Marvin
David Gwinner
B: 1932-01-19
D: 2018-03-03
View Details
Gwinner, David
Ryan Blanton
B: 1992-02-12
D: 2018-03-02
View Details
Blanton, Ryan
Barbara Flickinger
B: 1930-02-28
D: 2018-03-01
View Details
Flickinger, Barbara
Ronald Nipp
B: 1937-12-11
D: 2018-02-28
View Details
Nipp, Ronald
Rebecca Morse
B: 1964-09-17
D: 2018-02-26
View Details
Morse, Rebecca
Arnold Latty
B: 1939-07-20
D: 2018-02-24
View Details
Latty, Arnold
Ruth Garus
B: 1928-03-10
D: 2018-02-23
View Details
Garus, Ruth
Betty Sickles
B: 1927-09-29
D: 2018-02-20
View Details
Sickles, Betty
John Knifton
B: 1954-09-15
D: 2018-02-19
View Details
Knifton, John
Iris Henzel
B: 1924-07-04
D: 2018-02-18
View Details
Henzel, Iris
Clarence Buhler
B: 1930-11-07
D: 2018-02-16
View Details
Buhler, Clarence
Gary Burton
B: 1940-12-23
D: 2018-02-13
View Details
Burton, Gary
John Barnard
B: 1950-05-16
D: 2018-02-10
View Details
Barnard, John
Joan Jackson
B: 1926-02-23
D: 2018-02-07
View Details
Jackson, Joan


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

Why a Memorial Service?

Rather than opting to do things "the same old way", many families today want to celebrate the life of a loved one. Many funeral service professionals see this change as one of the many contributions to social change made by 'Baby Boomers'. The National Funeral Directors Association notes, "As baby boomers age and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful." If you too desire to make the funeral for a loved one more engaging and personally meaningful, a celebration-of-life may be the perfect concept to build on.

How Does a Celebration-of-Life Differ from a Traditional Funeral?

As mentioned in the page Traditional Funeral Services, there are four basic components which make up the conventional approach to funerals:

  1.  A Visitation
  2. The Funeral Service
  3. A Committal Service
  4. The Funeral Reception

A traditional funeral then is a series of events; it's a ritualized process where the deceased, and the attendees, pass from one social status to another; a process where the torn fabric of a family and community is repaired. According to the online article "Six Characteristics of Helpful Ceremonies", by William Hoy, Director of Grief Connect, this is done by including:

  1. Symbols of shared significance intended to communicate beyond words
  2. Ritual actions shared by a group of individuals
  3. Gathered people providing comfort to one another
  4. Connection to heritage through recognized readings
  5. Increased physical contact between attendees provide comfort
  6. Witnessing the transition of the body through burial or cremation

In knowing these characteristics, you can design a celebration-of-life–as unique as the life of your loved. Learn how to create a Celebration of Life.