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  • The Importance of Tradition: Planning a Faith-Centered Funeral

    The Importance of Tradition: Planning a Faith-Centered Funeral

    In recent years, funerals have tended to be less traditional. Although the changes are welcome in many ways, it’s still important to incorporate religious tradition if your loved one’s faith was an important part of his or her life. So don’t be afraid to buck the trend.   It may be helpful to talk to a member of the clergy to help you with:  Selecting

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  • When Death Follows a Long Illness

    When Death Follows a Long Illness

      The death of a loved one is always a difficult experience, whether it follows a long illness or happens suddenly.    For some, death after a long illness may be harder to bear because the suffering is prolonged. It’s extremely painful to see someone you love suffer, especially if you powerless to help. Being a caregiver for someone who is terminally ill can also be very stressful. Even the most resilient people

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  • When Adult Children Ask: How Will We Pay for Mom’s Funeral?

    When Adult Children Ask: How Will We Pay for Mom’s Funeral?

    Funerals can be expensive, especially when the loss is unexpected. Often, people don’t have a plan in place to pay for a funeral and it can be extremely stressful to be faced with a large bill they had no idea they’d be paying.   In reality, there are many ways to defray the cost of a funeral. Your first

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  • Memorializing Your Loved One: Choosing a Grave Marker 

    Memorializing Your Loved One: Choosing a Grave Marker 

    When you’re planning a funeral, there are many factors to consider. The visitation, funeral service, casket and many other factors must be carefully considered. The grave marker is one of the more important.   There are so many memorialization options — from flat markers to statuary — that it may seem overwhelming at first. It might help to understand some of the terminology as

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  • Looking through a Crystal Ball: Funerals in the Future

    Looking through a Crystal Ball: Funerals in the Future

    Funerals continue to evolve as our society changes. It’s impossible to know exactly what will happen next, but by evaluating trends we can get a fairly good idea.   Here are some predictions from experts about the future of funerals:   New traditions will be established. Increasingly, the focus will be on personalization, and people will move from the traditional funeral

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