Blog Archives


Is Traditional Burial Better than Cremation?

Families have to make many important and deeply personal decisions after a loved one dies, including whether to choose traditional burial or cremation. Often, this decision is a complicated one due to conflicting opinions, religious convictions, and financial considerations. That’s where the professional staff at The Meeks Mortuary & Crematory comes in. We know a meaningful tribute brings a great deal of […]

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Ideas for Reconnecting with Life After a Loss

It’s quite usual – and normal – for people who have suffered a loss to go into a kind of isolation. It’s common to feel tremendous sorrow and dislocation even long after the funeral service is over. The normal routines of life have been cruelly interrupted. At The Meeks Mortuary & Crematory, we have witnessed […]

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“Mommy, when is Grandma coming back?”— Explaining Death to Children

Knowing what to say to children when a loved one dies can be a challenge. Many Muncie families have approached our team at Meeks Mortuary over the years wondering about the “best” ways to handle such a complex and emotional topic. In our work helping families plan funerals or memorial services, we’ve observed that children react to death differently, often depending on […]

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Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do

Learning the ropes of how to behave appropriately at a funeral service can be tricky and possibly even awkward. As you navigate this process, remember that the family of the deceased person comes first. This is their time to show how important their loved one is to them and to express their love and appreciation for the life this person lived. Our team  at Meeks Mortuary know that attending a funeral service is a crucial way of […]

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Expressing Gratitude During Difficult Times

What we do at Meeks Mortuary 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 that accompany […]

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We Are Proud to Fly the Flag for Our Veterans

As we consider the young men and women who have fought for our freedom throughout the years, whether overseas and protecting our borders at home, the words “You’re a grand ole’ flag, you’re a high-flying flag” take on special meaning. As Americans – and as people from Muncie – we are so proud of what […]

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The Top 3 Questions to Ask a Cremation Provider

While cremation is becoming an increasingly popular choice for families in Muncie, it’s important to remember this: Not all cremation providers are equal. Scandals in the media have caused many to be leery of cremation, and rightfully so. On top of that, the choice to cremate can involve personal, religious, or societal beliefs. In some […]

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Announcing Our New Blog!

Welcome to the new The Meeks Mortuary & Crematory blog! If this is your first time stopping by, we hope you’ll spend some time getting to know us, including the many ways we serve Muncie families. We’re so excited about the opportunity to interact with our friends and neighbors through this blog and on our […]

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PATRIOTISM…THE DEDICATION OF A LIFETIME.

Celebrate the Place Where Liberty Lives On a hillside overlooking the Potomac River, in the center of a gleaming white amphitheater, stands the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The remains of this unidentified World War I American soldier were interred there in 1921. Since then, that hero has been joined by others “known but to […]

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