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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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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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