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Perspectives on Grief: Jeff Hogan

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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Your Top Questions for a Funeral Director, Answered

When it comes to planning a funeral, it’s difficult to consider where to even begin, especially while experiencing a wide range of emotions. If...

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7 Considerations When Preparing a Sympathy Meal

While there are several ways to show sympathy and offer condolences after someone you know loses a loved one, one of the most popular ways is to send...

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Where Can I Scatter Cremated Remains in Ohio?

With cremation on the rise in the U.S., it’s important to understand the options you have for your loved one’s final resting place. Cremation gives...

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7 Questions About Embalming, Answered

Many families have questions about embalming–what it is, what it’s used for, if they need to do it when planning services—among others. Embalming is...

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5 Ways to Handle Family Conflict When Arranging Funeral Services

It’s not uncommon for family disagreements to stem from the death of a loved one.

Heightened emotions can lead to arguments, confusion and pain,...

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Does Preplanning Your Funeral Save Money?

How much would you estimate a funeral costs?

If you were in the ballpark between $7,000 - $10,000, you’re correct, according to research from the NFDA

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What’s the Difference Between a Wake, Funeral and Memorial Service?

When a loved one passes, there’s an overwhelming number of decisions that need to be made, especially if the departed didn’t document their final...

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Advice From Our Community: How to Stay in Contact With a Senior Loved One

As we age, human contact becomes more and more essential to our health and well-being. According to the National Institutes of Health, loneliness and...

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5 Factors to Keep in Mind When Selecting Funeral Flowers

Flowers are a common staple at funeral services and serve as a meaningful tribute to a loved one who has passed away.

Whether they’re selected by...

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Who Do I Work With When Planning a Funeral?

Whether you are planning a funeral after the loss of a loved one or choosing to preplan your own funeral, chances are you will work with someone from...

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8 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Grieving Loved Ones

How can you help someone who is grieving? It’s incredibly difficult to watch our loved ones when they’re in pain, and this is a question we often...

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