Finding the best information and people you can work with is tough. We've compiled some information to help you prepare a unique and personalized service for your loved one. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is here help. Click here to contact us with any questions or you can reach us by phone at (417) 732-2535

Writing an Obituary

When faced with the death of a loved one and given the opportunity to write an obituary, the best approach is with the utmost care and thought. The obituary, like the funeral service, notifies the public of your loved one's passing.

The purpose of an obituary is to notify the public of an individual’s passing and relay the details of the services. It can also detail the life of the deceased. The length of an obituary may vary, but the length may be limited by budgetary constraints or the space available in the newspaper. If you choose to publish your loved one’s obituary in the...

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Grief Resources

Each of us, regardless of our station in life, experience times of great sorrow and loss. Each of us deals with those losses in our own way. Some are easier to deal with than others, but each of these transitions change our lives in very definite ways. Some events that come to mind are:

  • The death of a parent, child or spouse
  • Diagnosis of a chronic or terminal illness
  • A serious decline in the health of someone you love
  • Retirement
  • Moving, Death of a pet
  • Having to give up a portion of your independence or a significant activity
  • ...

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Funeral Etiquette

During the funeral service, common sense and empathy for those grieving are expected in today’s society. When someone you care about is struck with a death in their family, your natural instinct is to lend your heart and hand in any way. We have put together a guide to help display caring and appropriate behavior, giving you the confidence in knowing your gestures are well received and in good form.

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Over the years we’ve heard thousands of questions relating to funerals, funeral services, cremations and funeral homes. Our experienced and caring staff has combined their years knowledge into the most common questions. There is no such thing as a ‘dumb’ question, if you have a question not in this list, please contact one of our friendly staff members by clicking here.

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