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Easing Grief in Times of Death

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Although these times of grief can take a great toll on our emotions, there is a way to make the process less painful. You can do this by pre planning a funeral and making all the necessary arrangements well in advance.... Read full article

The Funeral Rule

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The Funeral Rule: Consumers need to know that they are protected by the Federal Law known as 'The Funeral Rule' before making funeral plans.... Read full article

Catholic Church Hymns for Funerals

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Hymns play an important role in Catholic funeral masses, reaffirming the meaning of the service while allowing mourners to reflect and relate. Selecting Catholic funeral hymns for a funeral can seem daunting, since there are many options.... Read full article

Authorizing a Cremation in Illinois

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In Illinois, all dispositions of remains, whether it’s for a funeral or a cremation, fall under the Disposition of Remains Act - Chapter 755 ILCS 65. Illinois state law makes no differentiation between arranging a cremation or arranging a funeral.... Read full article

Cremation Memorials: Urns and Memorial Keepsakes

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Following cremation, families must decide how to honor the remains of their loved one. Options range from cremation burial to scattering of ashes to a cremation memorial. A cremation memorial is a physical way to keep and honor the cremated remains.... Read full article

Attending a Veteran's Funeral

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A veteran's memorial service often differs significantly from the average civilian's service. Veterans Funeral Care is accepting flags that are no longer worthy of display at any of their locations across the U.S.... Read full article

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Morticians

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Morticians provide important services needed by families at critical times. When a loved one dies, families need someone skilled in embalming... Read full article

Preplanning and Funding a Funeral

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A major reason people pre-plan and pre-fund their funerals is so their loved ones do not have to go through the emotional and financial burden of paying for the funeral.... Read full article

Buddhist Funeral Traditions

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Although funeral customs within the Buddhist religions differ, every Buddhist shares a basic philosophy of life and death that is very different from Western beliefs.... Read full article

Create a Healing Funeral with These Four “Rs”

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Has anyone in your family told you “Don’t have a funeral for me when I’m gone?" People who make such requests are really doing a disservice to the people who love them. Humans need rituals to mark life cycle events.... Read full article