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Is a Funeral Worth the Hassle and Expense?

When a loved one dies, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a funeral or memorial service. The details, the cost, and the emotional investment may seem to add more stress to an already difficult situation. At Meeks Mortuary & Crematory, we know it’s extremely important to honor and celebrate the life of a loved […]

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Creative Ways to Memorialize with Cremation

When a family in Muncie is considering cremation instead of traditional burial, they may wonder if their options are limited or even impersonal – but this is definitely not the case when you choose Meeks Mortuary & Crematory. More people in the Muncie area and around the U.S. are choosing cremation than ever before, and […]

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4 Tips When It’s Time to Care for an Aging Parent

There is good news to share on the current health of our country: Americans are living longer than ever before. With that news comes a caveat, in that longer life spans confront us with new, and often daunting, challenges…especially when it comes to caring for an aging family member. Sometimes, crisis strikes suddenly and responsibility […]

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A Tribute to Veterans

Today is the day we set aside to honor American veterans – those valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the U.S. Armed Forces – who all share a dedication to the defense of freedom. For generations, veterans have honored us with this sacrifice, and so all of us here at Meeks Mortuary […]

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With a Livestream Service, You Can Still Be Present for a Loved One’s Funeral

As COVID-19 regulations continue to restrict the number of people who can gather in Muncie, many families are facing their loved one’s death alone – without the benefits of gathering for a visitation, funeral, burial, or reception. At a time like this, when groups aren’t able to gather in person, support is needed more than […]

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Top Three Myths About Preplanning

In life, we are almost always planning ahead for our future. Planning toward a personal goal or planning for the next phase of life. The families we serve here in Muncie are particularly goal oriented. We set a plan so we can know where we’re headed. Planning relieves stress and answers many questions ahead of […]

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5 Ways to Relieve Loneliness During a Quarantine

All across Muncie, people are spending their days inside waiting for the end of the COVID-19 crisis. Here at Meeks Mortuary & Crematory, we are doing our best to serve our community during this time of uncertainty. We know that many of you are separated from family, friends, and neighbors. You may be home from […]

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How Our Funeral Home is Managing Coronavirus

As a cornerstone in the community of Muncie, and as leaders during times of tragedy and uncertainty, let us assure you that your family’s health and safety is our number one priority. Many of you have reached out asking how Meeks Mortuary & Crematory is ensuring that our community is safe at funerals. We are […]

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What Should I Send? And Other Funeral Etiquette Tips

When someone dies, it is often difficult to know how to show your support to the loved one’s family. Of course, you know they are probably feeling sad, shocked, overwhelmed, angry – or any combination of these emotions. What might help you when you are feeling that way may not be the same for them. […]

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How to Make a Cremation Service Meaningful

Years ago, there was one factor that kept many Muncie families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral. People believed that if they chose cremation, they could not have a funeral service that was meaningful and told the story of their loved one’s life. Of course, this is not true.  Funeral traditions are […]

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