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Approaching Father's Day While You're Grieving

Father’s Day can be difficult to face when your dad is no longer living. Even if he passed years ago, a holiday to recognize your father can surface some residual grief. But there are ways to face ...
By Kate Nypaver
In Anthony Funeral Homes
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Discussing Your Final Wishes

It is never too early to discuss your final wishes. Maybe you’ve never thought about it before, but it doesn’t hurt to give it some consideration. Would you want to be cremated? Would you want your...
By Kate Nypaver
In Anthony Funeral Homes
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Why Should I Pre-Plan My Funeral?

Pre-planning funerals is growing more and more popular as baby boomers retire. It’s a good time to tie up loose ends, get some finances in order, and settle into relaxation. Setting future funeral ...
By Kate Nypaver
In Anthony Funeral Homes
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Grief: A Natural Response to Loss

Grief is a difficult concept to truly understand, because it is unique to the person and the loss they’ve suffered. Comprehending loss is a good place to start. Dictionary.com describes loss as “t...
By Kate Nypaver
In Anthony Funeral Homes
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

How to Make a Funeral Service Meaningful

 Memorial services are often held to facilitate closure, to honor the deceased, and to provide an appropriate place for people to grieve. Personalizing the service will create a deeper signifi...
By Kate Nypaver
In Anthony Funeral Homes
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

It's Mother's Day...But I'm Still Grieving

The time surrounding Mother’s Day is often joyous; the weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, and people are gathering close to celebrate and honor the matriarchs of their families. But for ...
By Kate Nypaver
In Anthony Funeral Homes
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

How Can I Help My Grieving Friend?

Your friend has suffered a loss and you probably have a lot of questions that are causing some anxiety. What am I supposed to say? What can I even do for them? Are things going to change drama...
By Kate Nypaver
In Anthony Funeral Homes
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Previous Posts

I Want a Green Burial. What Are My Options?

Green burials exist to reduce our carbon footprint even after death. Ultimately, the goal is to refrain from using materials that will not break down in the earth, and reduce the amount of energy a...

Viewing and Visitation Etiquette

If you’re planning to attend a visitation or viewing, be prepared for the deceased to be present in the chapel of the funeral home. The casket might be opened or closed, or an urn may be present, b...

What Should I Wear to a Visitation? Or a Funeral? Or a Graveside Service?

Visitation: If you’re attending a visitation or calling hours, it’s best to wear something modest but not over-the-top; dress like you’re going to church on an average Sunday. For women, dress pan...