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How to Honor a Loved One During the Holiday Season

Nostalgia has been proven to relieve stress and boost optimistic feelings. During the holiday season, many people find remembering a loved one comforts them in their loss. Indulging in positive memories from the past may also help people feel less lonely and more connected to their family and friends. Our compassionate team at The Meeks […]

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Meaningful Ways to Honor a Veteran

Throughout our many years of serving the families of the Muncie area, our staff at Meeks Mortuary & Crematory. There is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. For us, it’s one way to say thank you to those brave men and women who give so much to protect our American ideals […]

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To Post or Not to Post After a Loved One’s Death

In today’s day and age, it can be difficult to navigate the unwritten rules of social media. And when it comes to sharing news about the death of a loved one, these waters become extra murky. Should you post about the death? If so, when? What details are appropriate to include – and leave out? […]

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Can We Plan a Memorial for a Loved One Who Died Last Year?

For many families in Muncie, the coronavirus outbreak dramatically changed the way they said goodbye to loved ones who died. No more visitations with guests giving one another handshakes and hugs to offer support. No more open, public funerals as loved ones near and far gather to cry and laugh, linger, and reminisce. No more […]

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Why a Permanent Memorial is Always Important

Many Muncie families find that cremation meets their family’s needs best. Even if cremation is your loved one’s choice, we always try to stress the importance of establishing a permanent memorial for a loved one. We have found this can be very helpful to the grieving and healing process. An enduring honor to a family […]

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When Coping with Loss, Grief Has No Timetable

After losing a loved one, your life will be shaken up in a number of ways that you will have never imagined or expected. While you can trust us at Meeks Mortuary & Crematory to be there for you throughout this entire process, we understand that it takes time to heal – and sometimes even […]

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5 Ways Funerals Are Changing

“A traditional funeral doesn’t fit who I am. Can I plan a final farewell that’s more ‘me’?” “I want to care for the earth in death just as I do in life. What are my options for a green burial?” “I’d love for my friends and family to have a big party after my funeral. […]

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Finding a Support Network While Grieving

The death of a beloved friend or family member is one of life’s greatest challenges. Our staff at Meeks Mortuary & Crematory sees firsthand how a loss can turn the world upside down, creating unfamiliar feelings and unexpected reactions. Grief often affects a person physically, emotionally, and even spiritually, as they struggle to adjust to […]

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Your Questions about Cremation…Answered

For families in Muncie, the choice of whether to have a traditional burial or cremation can be very personal. You have to take into consideration preferences, religious and cultural beliefs, and budget. At Meeks Mortuary & Crematory, we believe, ultimately, you have to decide what makes sense for you and your family. With more people […]

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How to Make a Veteran’s Funeral Special

Our staff at Meeks Mortuary & Crematory agrees there is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. We will never forget moving moments like these: Soldiers presenting the folded American flag to a grieving family. A bugler playing Taps.  A three-gun volley fired by service members. Meeks Mortuary & Crematory has a […]

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