Hi everyone, my name is AnaMae Merton. I recently lost my birth parents during a heavy storm. Their deaths left me reeling, though we were not very close. Furthermore, I was the only surviving kin, so it was my job to arrange the funerals for both of them. The funeral arrangement process was incredibly difficult without knowing much about their personalities or passions. I struggled to find the best songs, outfits, caskets, burial sites and flowers. Luckily, the funeral director helped me identify suitable options for my birth parents' funerals. I hope to help people understand all of the different funeral arrangement options available today. Please visit my site anytime to learn more.
7 June 2022
Headstones, cemetery markers, and grave monuments are intended to be permanent, physical reminders of a loved one. This permanence is not automatic. Maintaining a headstone doesn't involve a huge amount of ongoing effort, but some work is needed to offset the effects of weathering. This involves occasional cleaning, removing any overly-enthusiastic plant growth, and making sure that you inspect the monument for damage after extreme weather. But what kind of maintenance is needed when your loved one's cemetery monument appears to be sinking into the earth?
28 February 2022
Losing a loved one is devastating enough without having the added stress of planning a burial and service. While most families need to have a celebration of life or other ways of saying goodbye, sometimes families need space to grieve first. During difficult times, when more time is needed to make final arrangement plans, a direct cremation may be the solution. Here are some things you need to know when deciding if this choice is right for your family.
14 December 2021
For many people, traditional burial is their first thought when they think about handling a loved one's final services. However, cremation is becoming far more common. If your loved one opted for cremation and you're looking for a way to manage their cremains beyond the traditional urn storage or scattering them somewhere, you're in the right place. Here are a few more unique memorial options for your loved one's cremains.
6 October 2021
When someone you love passes away, one of the most significant things on your mind is how to plan a funeral. A funeral is an event where the life of that person is remembered and celebrated while also honoring their memory with all those who are dear to them. It's important to choose funeral services for this special person that will be respectful of your family and friends while staying within your budget.
26 July 2021
As you near middle age, your thoughts might turn to how you would like your final arrangements to be carried out. You might worry about leaving a large funeral bill for your survivors to pay. You may also fear that you will not have enough money to pay for any or all of your services after you are gone. Instead of putting this undue burden on your children and grandchildren, you can take control over the costs of your final services now.