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6 Steps to Creating and Conquering Your Bucket List

Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

Life is too...

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What We Lost in the Pandemic

The last few years have been about survival—COVID-19 emerged on the scene and changed life as we knew it. Nearly three years later we are still...

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Cremation Authorization Form: 3 Steps to Fill It Out

After a loss, there are several time-sensitive tasks to complete. If your loved one chose cremation as their final disposition method, one of the...

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What Happens When Your Family Glue Passes Away?

In every family, there is always at least one person who seemingly holds everyone together—we often think of them as the family “glue.”

The family...

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4 Reasons to Shop for Funeral Products in Person

Planning a funeral for a loved one is an emotional experience—and oftentimes, the grief some feel causes them to struggle interacting with others. In...

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Why Is It Important to Talk About Death While You’re Still Healthy?

Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered? Taking the time to consider your answer slowly surfaces what truly matters to you:

  • It...
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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services Acquires Schuster-Straker-O'Connor Funeral Home, a Staple in the Center of the Parma Community

PARMA, August 19, 2022 — Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, a fourth generation family owned and operated funeral home, is pleased to welcome...

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How Do We Find Meaning After Loss? A Meaningful TED Talk

Most of us are familiar with the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. However, it’s important to remember...

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4 Considerations for Planning a Green Burial

Over the years, we’ve seen more individuals looking for eco-friendly and personally meaningful ways to do just about everything in life. In fact, ...

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Who Has the Right to Plan Funeral Services in Ohio?

It can be difficult knowing where to begin when it comes to planning a loved one’s funeral:

  • Which funeral home do you choose?
  • What final...
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The Power of Poetry Throughout Your Grief Journey

When you experience an earth-shattering loss, it can change the way you see everything. Suddenly there is this new “grief” lens through which you...

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Who Should I Include When Arranging My Preplanned Funeral?

How do you prepare for the outcome we all face?

It probably feels unfamiliar to think about preparing for your own passing at the same time. We...

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