Remembering
  •         Kenneth  Michael  Beaver, Jr.
  •         Lenora  Ione  Bone
  •         Robert  Lee  Boucher
  •         Genevieve  Theodora  Brenny
  •         Lloyd  E.  Crowston
  •         John  Iseman  Cumberland, Jr.
  •         Robert  Lee  Deebach, Sr.
  •         Doris  Patricia  Donovan
  •         James  A.  Finnegan
  •         Sarah  Janice  Gibson
  •         Christine  Anne  Green
  •         Barbara  Ellen  Grimes
  •         William  Edward  Heymann, Jr.
  •         Sally  Ann  Hoagland
  •         Wanda  Lee  Johnson
  •         Linda  Roehrig  Knapp
  •         Daniel  Louis  Kolbeck
  •         Sandra  Violeta Marija  Kuprenas
  •         Alisa  Ann  Landreth
  •         Elizabeth "Betty"  M. F.  Leckie
  •         Edna  May  Lemeshko
  •         Barbara  Lee  Lewis
  •         Patricia  Mary  Low
  •         James  Edward  Majors
  •         Larry  Bruce  McGoldrick
  •         W.  Ian  McKenna
  •         Diane  Jean  McKevitt
  •         KC  Kachuo  Mefy
  •         Cherry  Ethel  Mezich
  •         Meagan  Anne  Mullanix
  •         Nancy  Lee  Neubauer
  •         Linh  Cong  Nguyen
  •         Anna  Lorraine  Novack
  •         James  Albert  Quentin
  •         Allen  Donald  Rainsberger
  •         Robert  Michael  Rix
  •         Sharmian  Storm  Rollin
  •         Gerald  F.  Rowe
  •         Acheni  Selifis
  •         Norma  Jean  Spoonemore
  •         Gregory  Dean  Steele
  •         Steven  James  Stradley
  •         Ronald  John  Szymanski
  •         Terrence  Dean  Taylor
  •         John  David  Troyer
  •         Phyllis  Mary  Volk
  •         Gertrude  Dolores  Vollmer
  •         John  James  White
  •         Kimberley  Kay  Zirbes
  • Funerals: The Personal Memorial

    Funerals have changed over time. The early settlers held at-home gatherings to mark the death of a family member. For later generations the funeral evolved to a much more ambitious event held in a church or funeral home. Funeral rites were strictly followed.

    Today, the funeral is much more broadly defined. Of course, it can be a strictly religious observance, or it can be a simple gathering of friends to informally share remembrances. The modern funeral can take many forms that bring great meaning to the experience. We are no longer constrained by a narrow definition.

    Funerals or memorial services can be held in a variety of places, such as churches, auditoriums, local restaurants, a private club, or the family home. No matter where they are held, they serve a common purpose. Funerals can help to:

    • Confront a painful loss in a healthy way.
    • Share the burden of grief and receive support from family and friends.
    • Acknowledge that the life of the deceased had purpose and meaning.
    • Say good-bye.
    • Prepare to move forward through the grief process and on to a healthy life.

    At Beck's Funeral Home we are committed to helping you make the choices that feel right for you. We'll do our best to be helpful and understanding of your personal needs. We'll carefully explain the choices you have available, and we'll see that your wishes are carried out.

    Remember, funerals are about healing and health.

    Why have a Funeral? Funerals as a cultural ritual contribute greatly to processing the pain of loss and help us move through the denial stage of the grieving process. A funeral is an undeniable acknowledgement that a death has occurred. In fact, not attending the funeral of a loved one because we wish to deny the death, or can't deal with the pain of acceptance can cause emotional trouble later on. Unresolved grief doesn't just go away.

    A funeral provides a place to experience the care and comfort of family and friends, to know we are not alone in our sorrow, and that our feelings of loss are shared by others. Funerals provide a symbolic opportunity to say good-bye to someone who was important to us, to mark the transition that bridges the person being physically in our lives to the person being remembered spiritually in our hearts.

    The actual form of the funeral has changed over time as our culture has evolved. It is no longer thought of as a dark and somber affair, but rather an event which reflects the customs, lifestyle and values of the person being remembered. It can take any form from a strictly religious observance to an informal celebration of a unique and well-lived life.

    Your Beck's funeral director will help you in selecting the type of funeral service which best suits your emotional as well as your financial needs.