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Alice H. Barrett
B: 1924-11-28
D: 2017-06-26
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Barrett, Alice H.
Patricia Peters
B: 1943-05-12
D: 2017-06-24
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Peters, Patricia
Woodrow Warren
B: 1955-01-16
D: 2017-06-22
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Warren, Woodrow
Catherine Barnette
B: 1956-09-09
D: 2017-06-17
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Barnette, Catherine
Ruth V. Geissler
B: 1929-09-04
D: 2017-06-12
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Geissler, Ruth V.
Floyd Ulrich
B: 1929-02-14
D: 2017-06-10
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Ulrich, Floyd
Barbara Ann Koziol
B: 1946-09-13
D: 2017-06-05
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Koziol, Barbara Ann
Kathryn Bossard
B: 1919-11-22
D: 2017-06-04
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Bossard, Kathryn
Melvin M. Moyer
B: 1944-06-09
D: 2017-06-03
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Moyer, Melvin M.
Mary Koch
B: 1921-10-02
D: 2017-06-03
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Koch, Mary
Alma E. Hill
B: 1918-08-22
D: 2017-05-31
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Hill, Alma E.
Suzanne Hiester
B: 1957-11-02
D: 2017-05-29
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Hiester, Suzanne
Dennis Zerbe
B: 1945-06-09
D: 2017-05-28
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Zerbe, Dennis
Mabel Schildt
B: 1924-02-19
D: 2017-05-26
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Schildt, Mabel
Barry Fitzgerald
B: 1957-01-03
D: 2017-05-25
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Fitzgerald, Barry
L. Michael Sassaman
B: 1952-12-25
D: 2017-05-24
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Sassaman, L. Michael
Victoria Dillard
B: 1941-12-26
D: 2017-05-20
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Dillard, Victoria
Amanda Barrell
B: 1981-08-21
D: 2017-05-17
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Barrell, Amanda
Pauline Bensinger
B: 1919-11-19
D: 2017-05-15
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Bensinger, Pauline
Arlene Haas
B: 1943-03-12
D: 2017-05-15
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Haas, Arlene
Betty Lou Marbarger
D: 2017-05-11
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Marbarger, Betty Lou

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Before the Cremation Decision is Made

cremation memorial service memorial service for cremation1. Learn about our cremation services. Review the cremation information found on our website. 

2. Engage your family in a discussion. We urge you to bring your family into the conversation to get a better idea about how they feel about cremation and what they would prefer.

3. Speak with a funeral professional. If there are any questions or concerns, please turn to us for the insights you may need at this point.

4. Document your cremation intentions in writing. There are a number of forms we can provide to take this step. Call us at 610-921-3121 to learn more.

5. Arrange for the transportation of your loved one's physical remains. We can escort them to our facility or directly to the crematory.

After Deciding on Cremation

6. Consider what kind of ceremony you would like to have. You can plan for a traditional funeral followed by the cremation or delay the ceremony until you have the time to plan a cremation memorial service, celebration-of-life, or scattering ceremony.

7. Ask for assistance from your family and friends. When making plans for a meaningful event, encourage everyone to get involved. Ask them to gather family photos, write down the stories they'd like to share, and talk to them about the best location for the event. If you would like a eulogy, this is the time to ask someone special to take on that task.

8. Select the music, prayers, or other readings. You don't have to have any of these things but you should decide exactly what you and your guests will do at this event. There are endless possibilities when it comes to cremation and cremation memorial services. 

9. Contact guests well ahead of time. This is especially important if they will need to travel or request time off from work.

10. Decide what will be done with the cremated remains. Commonly the urn is a visual focal point of a celebration-of-life. Will you then take it home? Will the scattering of ashes be a part of the event? You may want to purchase keepsake urns for family members.

Cremation Memorial Service Ideas

Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

Call on Us to Learn more about Memorial Services for Cremation

We've had years of experience helping other families make cremation service arrangements. Never hesitate to pick up the phone to call us. We would be privileged to serve you and your family. Simply call 610-921-3121 to speak with one of our funeral professionals.
 

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