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 […]

Why Preplanning Your Funeral Matters

Preplanning your funeral at funeral homes in South Beloit, IL is not something most people want to think or talk about, much less do. Facing mortality is tough, but the reality is that someday, somewhere, somehow we all will take one final breath and we will be no more.  Planning your funeral in advance of your death […]

Overview of Cremations

Cremations in Rockford, IL are becoming an increasing popular option for end-of-life plans. There are many reasons for the rise in the rate of cremations nationwide.  Cremations are strictly regulated at the state level. Most states require that at least 24 hours elapse between death and cremation. They also require that a legally-authorized person (spouse, child, parent, power […]

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