Don’t skip the funeral service when choosing cremation

When someone we love dies, a funeral service – whether traditional burial or cremation is chosen – fills several important needs for the family and friends left behind.

First, a funeral service provides for the dignified and respectful care of the person and special tribute to their life. A funeral helps people acknowledge the death, remember the life lived and find support and strength in numbers during this difficult time.

A funeral service also helps survivors face the reality of death, which is the first step toward healing. Friends and relatives can lend support and consolation when they’re needed most. Who doesn’t feel better after a hug from a family member?

Funeral services can also give friends and relatives an opportunity to speak warmly about their loved one. Often, just seeing how much others care can be a tremendous help to a family in adjusting to their loss.

Lastly, a funeral service can be very meaningful to the attendee. Often a loss allows people to reflect on the meaning of life and death and how they might be remembered after their deaths.

At the Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, we help people create all types of funeral services. They can be simple or elaborate. They can be in a chapel or a church. We work with the families we serve to create truly personalized services.

Whatever your wishes for a truly unique funeral service, we can deliver. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have an immediate need or would like to preplan.

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