Amish Families Prepare to Bury Children Families of the five students killed in an Amish schoolhouse shooting in Pennsylvania are expected to conduct funerals Thursday and Friday. The Amish do not worship inside formal church buildings. The funeral services are likely to take place in individual homes, or in a larger building, like a barn.
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Amish Families Prepare to Bury Children

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Families of the five students killed in an Amish schoolhouse shooting in Pennsylvania are expected to conduct funerals Thursday and Friday. The Amish do not worship inside formal church buildings. The funeral services are likely to take place in individual homes, or in a larger building, like a barn.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

And we'll pause this morning to listen to the victims' names, as read aloud by a Colonel Miller at a police briefing.

MILLER: Naomi Rose Ebersole, age seven. Anna Mae Stoltzfus, age 12. Marian Fisher, age 13. Mary Liz Miller, age eight. Fifth victim: Lena Miller, age seven.

INSKEEP: The Amish do not worship inside formal church buildings. Rather, the funeral services are likely to take place in individual homes or in a larger building like a barn. The services will be conducted entirely in German, and according to Amish custom, funerals focus on praising God, rather than the deceased.

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