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Top 10 Reasons to Preplan your Funeral

You might be surprised how many strong opinions you have about your own funeral, memorial service, and final resting place. Our Meeks Mortuary & Crematory staff has found this to be true for most Muncie families we’ve talked to over the years. While many people haven’t spent much time thinking through their end-of-life details, they […]

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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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Local Impact of Family Ownership

When a family decides to open their own business – be it a restaurant, a bookstore, or a funeral home – they put their hearts and souls into their work. They rely on positive word of mouth to expand and find new customers. Neighbors telling neighbors about a positive experience. Locals who recommend products or […]

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How To Support Your Spouse After the Loss of a Parent

Losing a parent – no matter how old you are – is one of the most difficult experiences in life. Our caring team at Meeks Mortuary & Crematory  sits down every day to plan funerals with Muncie families who are grieving the death of their mother or father. We see the complicated range of emotions […]

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What Happens to Social Media Accounts When a Loved One Dies?

It’s a question our staff is hearing more and more often these days at Meeks Mortuary and Crematory: “My sister/aunt/friend has died, but their social media is still active. What can I do to turn it off?” Others have asked us what will happen to their own posts, photos, and videos after they die. Certainly, […]

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What are Our Options? Alternatives to Traditional Funerals

If a member of our care team asked you what you envision for your own funeral, what would you say? Would it look like other services you have attended, perhaps held in a place of worship or a funeral home? Would you want a formal gathering, solemn in nature, with guests dressed in black? Or […]

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Funeral Etiquette

At Meeks Mortuary and Crematory , we have heard many questions from the Muncie  community about what is appropriate to wear and say at a funeral. Everyone is different, and each person’s life can be celebrated in a unique manner. It’s a big reason why we provide personalized funeral services for families to explore in […]

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6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Meeks Mortuary and Crematory . Some say it’s the greatest gift of love you can give to your family. Whether you’re […]

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Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary

American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. But one way we can express our gratitude to our loved ones is through preparing a farewell that […]

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10 Things Our Staff Wants You to Know About Grief

Grief is a complex emotion that affects each person differently, but it has become clear over our years working with our neighbors in Muncie that the only way someone can successfully process grief is to start the steps of working through it. At Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, our staff been guiding families through their grief […]

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