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Should You use the Deceased Person’s Name when Talking to Mourners?

Very often people feel uncomfortable using the name of a person who recently died when they are conversing with family members. No one wants to add to the burden of those who are mourning. On the other hand, those who are grieving know who died. They know the name. Avoiding using the person’s name can feel artificial....READ MORE

Grief

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is celebrated in 40 countries around the world. But, getting it started was not a slam dunk. Having a day just for moms was the brainchild of one Anna Jarvis, an American peace activist. When Anna’s mother died in 1905, she began lobbying the United States Congress to designate a single day as Mother’s Day...READ MORE

Family

Making the Initial Contact to a Friend Who has Recently Experienced Loss

Calling or visiting a friend who has recently lost their life partner or anyone close to them can be a challenge. You want to support your friend, but you are just not sure how to begin. Most likely the longer you put off making the call the more difficult getting in touch will become. Now, you are feeling bad that it...READ MORE

Grief

What Happens if I Die Before I Complete the Payments on My Funeral Plan?

If you purchased an insurance funded funeral plan through your funeral home your family is most likely all set. They just call the funeral home, and everything goes according to the plan you put in place. As long as they follow that plan the cost is covered....READ MORE

Pre-need

What Can I Expect When the Casket is Open at a Funeral?

Many families choose to have the body of the deceased present in an open casket during a visitation or funeral service. For them viewing the deceased might be a part of their religious belief or a part of their family’s tradition. These families embrace the opportunity to see the deceased family member one final time....READ MORE

Funerals
6 Common Cremation Myths Debunked

Even though cremation has continued to grow in popularity throughout the United States, many myths still exist around this service....

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3 Pre-Need Funeral Planning Benefits You Should Understand

It is natural for most people to avoid talking about mortality, let alone plan for it. You may think planning your own funeral is difficult, but it is actually more difficult and heartbreaking for ...

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5 Reasons to Hold a Burial Service

If you're arranging a funeral for a loved one, you have several decisions to make regarding the services to honor the deceased. While non-traditional memorial services are becoming more frequent,

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4 Pieces of Essential Paperwork You'll Need Before & After a Loved One's Cremation

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences most people will ever go through, requiring family members to navigate a complex bureaucratic process while struggling to cope with their..

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3 Tips for Pre-Planning Funeral Arrangements

Many people avoid pre-planning funeral arrangements because they think it’s too hard to talk about. While discussing memorial servi...

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3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Funeral Home

When a loved one passes away, it’s up to close friends and family members to plan the funeral. Many people don’t know where to start when choosing

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Cincinnati Funeral Home Shares Guidelines for the Bereaved During a Funeral

The funeral process carries a deep tradition to help the bereaved. It’s organized to provide support, sympathy, and closure as you.

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3 Proper Ways to Inform Loved Ones of the Funeral Arrangements

Dealing with the death of a loved one is not easy, especially when you have to make funeral arrangements and inform the friend...

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5 Ways to Add a Personal Touch When Arranging a Funeral

When arranging a funeral, people often look to tradition to help make decisions on how to plan the event. But while many funeral tr..

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Choosing Cremation? Here's Why You Should Still Have a Memorial Service

After a loved one passes, those left behind are tasked with planning and executing either a funeral or cremation. While cremating is..

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