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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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Funeral Planning Timeline: How Long Do I Have to Plan Services?

One of the most common questions our caring staff hears is, “How quickly do I have to make funeral arrangements?”

We understand how overwhelming it...

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Can I Donate to a Charity or Cause After I Pass?

What are you passionate about?

For some, our answers may be around our family, our community, or the job we have or once held. For others, it might...

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How to Prepare Yourself for Identifying a Loved One

It’s never easy to lose a loved one, and a devastating event like this is only exacerbated when you also need to identify him or her.

While it’s...

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How to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One to Suicide

Losing someone to suicide is a shocking, emotionally turbulent experience.

Those dealing with the loss of a loved one to suicide will undoubtedly...

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Meet Our Staff: Caring Starts with the Care Center Team

Compassion and innovation are embedded in the roots of Busch Funeral and Crematory Services—and it all starts with our caring Busch staff. In our...

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Perspectives on Grief: Marie Tomaro

This post is part of our Perspectives on Grief series, where we ask our caring staff members to share their personal experiences with grief. For more...

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Veterans Memorial Dedication and Flag Retirement Ceremony to be Held on Flag Day, June 14, in Parma

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services announces its Veterans Memorial Dedication and Flag Retirement Ceremony that will be happening on Tuesday, June...

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9 Ways To Write and Deliver a Meaningful Eulogy

You’ve been asked to give a eulogy for a loved one.

So, where do you even begin—and how can you possibly pack a lifetime of memories into a short,...

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Indigent at Death: 4 Common Questions, Answered

The average cost of a funeral is $7,848—up 6.6% from 2016. However, some families may struggle to find the means to pay for all the expenses included...

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5 Ways to Rebuild Your Confidence Following a Loss

When you lose someone, you oftentimes lose a small part of yourself, too.

And there’s good reason for you to feel this way: Your loved one may have...

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