How to Select a Final Resting Place for Cremains

After cremations in Freeport, IL, the next thing you’ll do after the funeral home delivers your loved one’s cremains to you is to decide where you want the final resting place to be. There are a wide variety of choices that can fulfill your loved one’s wishes and that can give you and your family comfort.  You can keep […]

Helping Grieving Children Handle Their Feelings

Before and after funerals at South Beloit, IL funeral homes, one of the most important aspects will be helping grieving children navigate through their feelings about death. Whether the loss is a grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, sibling, cousin, friend, or a classmate, death can elicit a lot of emotions in children that need to be expressed, explained, and, […]

Private or Public End-of-Life Service?

Before or after cremations in Belvidere, IL, you will have either a funeral service or a memorial service. Once you’ve decided on the service, then you will need to determine whether it will be open to the general public or private, which consists of only those invited by the family. Several factors are involved in making this decision.  One […]

Family Caregiver Responsibilities

Family caregiving often precedes funerals at funeral homes in Marengo, IL. Whether it’s one spouse caring for the other spouse, or children (or nieces and nephews for aunts or uncles) caring for parents, caregiving has become a fixture as life’s journey moves toward its end.  For people who have not been family caregivers, there is often a shroud of mystery […]

All about Funeral Flowers

For funeral services before cremations in Byron, IL, flowers will be an integral part of the expression of loss, sympathy, comfort and support both for the deceased and for the grieving family.  There are specific guidelines for choosing flowers to send to a funeral. Flowers can be uplifting because of their beauty and they can be comforting to the […]

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