Home Wakes and Funerals

Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home is honored to offer families the opportunity to bring their loved one home for the wake and/or vigil. 

Before Funeral Homes came into existence, the deceased were often laid out in the "parlor" of their family home.  This is how the name Funeral Parlor came to be, which at times this term is still used today to refer to the local Funeral Home. In the late 19th century and prior, families used their homes for all of life's big events.  The family parlor played host to weddings, baptisms, and funerals.  It wasn't until the early 20th century that the funeral parlor came into prominence and the funeral left the home. 

We at Robinson, Wright & Weymer believe that there is comfort in knowing that we can assist in a home-based event.  We will direct families in all aspects of the service; laying out the deceased, supplying the necessary furniture and equipment, staffing, coordinating with clergy, and the final procession from the home.