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5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One in the Years After Their Death

In talking to families in the Muncie-area over the years, many have described how grief has a tendency to “sneak in” after losing a loved one. Our staff at Meeks Mortuary and Crematory can relate. Something as simple as hearing a particular song on the radio or coming across a memento from the past can […]

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A Letter to Grieving Mothers

Dear grieving mothers, It’s not supposed to be this way. This is not the life you dreamed of, hoped for, expected. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children; parents are supposed to die first. That’s the natural order of things. What you’ve experienced is unnatural. It feels wrong because it is wrong. When you welcomed […]

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Why Wouldn’t You Preplan Your Funeral?

Most of us don’t like to think about our own mortality – let alone plan for it. Sure, we make arrangements for other events in life. Think of the planning involved when you make a major purchase or organize a vacation or party. Not to mention the thought and time you invest thinking (and, perhaps, […]

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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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When Final Wishes Clash Within Families

Throughout our decades of funeral service experience at Meeks Mortuary & Cemetery, our caring team has been asked many times by families in Muncie what it’s like to be in funeral service, and whether our work is somehow depressing and morbid. While it is true that the work we do here is not easy, we always […]

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What Does It Mean to Be Patriotic?

When our country is in peril, Americans – and especially those from Muncie and other parts of Indiana – are quick to rally to her aid. When we’ve been attacked, our men and women fight with valor. During times of crisis, our patriotic emotions are there for all to see. We wear our colors and […]

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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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