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    Thursday, 27 June, 2019

    If you’re providing comfort and care for an aging or ailing loved one, it’s likely you stepped into a caregiver without any formal training. Yet, you saw the need and willingly came forward to fulfill it.

    While you may not have envisioned yourself...

    Jim Busch

    Jim Busch is the co-owner and president of Busch Funeral and Crematory Services.

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    February 27, 2020

    3 Reasons Why More People are Choosing Cremation Over Burial

    Demand for cremation has outpaced burial for the fourth consecutive year, according to National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) 2019 report on cremation and burial.

    By 2040, the U.S. cremation rate is projected to be at 78%. The burial rate,...

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    January 23, 2020

    How to Fill Out a Death Certificate in Ohio

    Following the loss of a loved one, you may experience periods of intense emotions. While it’s normal to grieve, there are several time-sensitive tasks you must complete during this time—one of which includes filing the appropriate paperwork like a...

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    October 31, 2019

    How to Stay Organized When Planning a Funeral

    Did you know only 21% of people have talked to a loved one about their final wishes? With such a low percentage, it’s no surprise that planning a funeral is one of life’s most stressful events—especially since there are upwards of 125 decisions to...

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    July 18, 2019

    3 Cremation Options for Families With Varying Budgets

    Losing a loved one is one of life’s most difficult challenges. In the midst of intense grief, family members are expected to make final arrangements, which generally includes deciding between burial and cremation.

    The National Funeral Directors...

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    June 20, 2019

    What to Expect Before, During and After a Funeral

    Whether it’s your first time making arrangements for a loved one who has passed or your first time attending services for a family member or friend, it’s helpful to have an understanding of what takes place before, during and after a funeral or...

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    May 9, 2019

    How Long Do I Have to Make Funeral Arrangements?

    Following the loss of a loved one, there are upwards of 125 decisions to be made. One of those decisions involves arranging services. 

    It’s common for families to question how long they have before services need to be held. The answer to this is...

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    March 28, 2019

    7 Ways to Memorialize a Loved One Following Cremation

    Memorialization is an integral part of every culture. In fact, the very practice of memorialization dates back to 35,000 B.C. 

    While customs have changed over time, so too have family preferences. With more and more individuals choosing cremation,...

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    February 7, 2019

    How to Organize a Deceased Loved One’s Belongings After a Funeral

    Following a death, many have trouble sorting through loved one’s personal possessions.

    This is to be expected. Each item, no matter how big or small, is a physical reminder of your loved one’s absence. It’s a connection to the past, a distant...

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    January 17, 2019

    3 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Cleveland Cremation Provider

    Following the loss of a loved one, there are upwards of 125 decisions to make in a short timeframe. 

    Families who choose cremation must select a cremation provider or funeral home to carry out the services. Choosing the right provider for you and...

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    December 6, 2018

    What You Need to Know When Scattering Cremated Remains in Ohio

    While many families that select burial typically choose to lay a loved one to rest in a cemetery, cremation opens up the door to many possibilities.

    Think scattering, for example. While there are rules and regulations related to this disposition...

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