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How to Get Your Affairs in Order

Our staff at Meeks Mortuary and Crematory  meets with Muncie families every day who have stories like these: Jean’s Story Jean and her husband, Jerry, recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. Jerry has always managed their money, but Jean is concerned he is showing signs of dementia. There have been a few errors with their […]

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Why More People are Writing Light-Hearted Obituaries

When you think of writing a meaningful obituary for a loved one who has died, adding light-hearted stories or details may not occur to you. Yet more families in Muncie and beyond are featuring funny, optimistic, and even playful content in an attempt to express what their loved one meant to them. At Meeks Mortuary […]

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Our Top 5 Recommended Foods for a Funeral Reception

Getting together after a funeral to share stories and a meal is a special tradition for many families in Muncie. At Meeks Mortuary and Crematory , we always say that every person is unique and needs to be celebrated – and a reception does exactly that. It’s an opportunity to spend time with loved ones […]

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Your Family’s Wishes vs. Your Wishes:

One of the primary benefits to planning your own funeral is having the ability to make your wishes known. Your family, no doubt, wants to honor you by fulfilling your final wishes, and preplanning allows you to communicate those desires to them clearly. If for any reason, there could be confusion about the way you […]

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Expressing Gratitude During Difficult Times

What we do at Meeks Mortuary and Crematory gives us a unique perspective into how valuable life is – and also how challenging it can be. As we help our neighbors in Muncie plan funerals, visitations, and receptions, we see the overwhelming love people have for each other, as well as the pain and grief […]

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How to Talk to Your Parents About Preplanning

Here at Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, we’ve noticed in recent years that more and more Muncie area families are planning their own funeral. And some choose to do it rather early in life – many as soon as they retire. These people realize that not only are they taking the opportunity to express their own […]

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Four of the Most Popular Personalization Options

At  Meeks Mortuary & Crematory, one of the questions we are often asked is, “How can I make the service for my loved one feel more personal?” This is a question our experienced team welcomes from the Muncie families we serve, knowing how much a meaningful service can help their grief process as well as […]

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How the Changing Seasons Impact Grief

“Every May, my mom helped me plant a garden. She died last fall and I tear up even thinking about shopping for flowers without her.”  “When the weather would warm up, my grandpa made his famous BBQ chicken just about every weekend. Now that he’s gone, even the smell of a cookout makes me sad.”  […]

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5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One in the Years After Their Death

In talking to families in the Muncie-area over the years, many have described how grief has a tendency to “sneak in” after losing a loved one. Our staff at Meeks Mortuary and Crematory can relate. Something as simple as hearing a particular song on the radio or coming across a memento from the past can […]

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A Letter to Grieving Mothers

Dear grieving mothers, It’s not supposed to be this way. This is not the life you dreamed of, hoped for, expected. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children; parents are supposed to die first. That’s the natural order of things. What you’ve experienced is unnatural. It feels wrong because it is wrong. When you welcomed […]

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