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What to Include When Writing an Obituary

What to Include When Writing an Obituary

If you’re expecting or already grieving the loss of a loved one, let us be the first to share our sincere condolences. Writing an obituary after losing your loved one can feel incredibly daunting, but most of our clients share that with our support and guidance, writing the obituary ended up being therapeutic and a welcome task during an otherwise challenging time. We hope this guide helps.

Deciding Between a Coffin and a Casket  

Deciding Between a Coffin and a Casket  

Losing a loved one is a monumental experience, accompanied by a range of emotions and followed by a variety of important decisions. Among those decisions is how your loved one will be laid to rest. This blog post discusses the differences between a coffin and a casket, when each is appropriate, and how to decide which is right for your loved one. 

Funeral Etiquette: Helpful Tips, What to Say and Rules You Should Follow 

Funeral Etiquette: Helpful Tips, What to Say and Rules You Should Follow 

Funerals are rarely a happy or joyful time in our lives, and can even be extremely stressful. As a funeral guest, you want to do everything possible to honor the individual that has passed by providing comfort and solace to their family. This can leave you in a position of discomfort, where you are unsure which actions or words could be taken the wrong way. Instead of avoiding funerals, take this time to learn a bit more about funeral etiquette and finding the right words to support your friends and family members during this difficult time. Sometimes doing the right thing means waiting to express your feelings at a time when the family members are better able to control their emotions or sending a heartfelt note after the service.

20 Personalized Funeral Service Ideas  

20 Personalized Funeral Service Ideas  

Funerals can be an extremely emotional time for family and friends, but that emotion is rarely simple. While sadness often rules the day, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate your loved one and the impact that they had on your life by creating an experience...

What possibilities follow cremation?

What possibilities follow cremation?

Each year since 2015, more Americans have chosen cremation than burial, a trend that continues to rise today. And although decedents often choose cremation confidently and peacefully, it's common for those left behind to wonder, "What now?" after cremation. There are...

Teddy L Beaver

Teddy Lee Beaver, aged 82, of Mesa, AZ  passed away at home in the care of his family and hospice on Thursday October 11th, 2018,  surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 15th, 1936 in Kansas City, Mo and was a son of the late Halley Comet and Mary Jane...

What To Do If Someone Passes At Home

What To Do If Someone Passes At Home

In some cases, loved ones pass away peacefully with an expert on death and dying - like a hospice nurse or doctor - nearby. This person knows exactly what steps to take to ensure your loved one's body is taken care of respectfully and according to his or her wishes....

Ways to Pay for a Funeral

Ways to Pay for a Funeral

Planning ahead is the best way to ensure that you have the necessary funds to pay for a funeral while also protecting your family from possible price changes for services. Unfortunately, when a loved one passes away unexpectedly you may want to consider multiple means...

Funeral Expenses 101

Funeral Expenses 101

Has your family planned adequately for funeral expenses? While you may have some savings put aside in the event of an emergency, there may be some expenses you didn't consider. Funerals in America are increasingly expensive, between the costs of embalming and caskets...

How to Find a Funeral Home that Fits Your Needs

How to Find a Funeral Home that Fits Your Needs

Your loved one has passed away and despite the deep physical and emotional toll it has taken on you, it's time to find a funeral home and begin making arrangements. While it often sounds like much to expect from a grieving widow, child, or friend, we often find that...