Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Help them remember, celebrate, and heal with the Healing Tree®

Looking for a way to provide even more value to the families you serve? Did you know the Healing Tree urn vault was recently redesigned to allow you to do just that?

The Healing Tree urn vault now features a removable textured cover plate that can go home with the family after the ceremony or can be buried with the urn vault. Either way, the textured cover plate provides an extra touch to the graveside service.
Offer your families the celebration of life ceremonies they deserve. Visit the dealer area of our website, or call Customer Service at 800.637.1992.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Provide families with peace of mind with Elite® burial vaults

Rose granite with bronze Elite burial vault

The Elite provides the highest possible level of structural integrity in a burial vault. It also provides the families you serve with peace of mind.

The patented Trigard arch design, thermoformed polymer interior liner, hand-crafted metal insert liners, reinforced concrete core, tongue and groove design with tape seal, and external high impact polymer layer add beauty and strength to the Elite.

The Elite is available in your choice of rose granite, white marble and black marble finishes. Additionally, your family has a choice of stainless steel, copper or bronze interior lining and metal exterior cap.

Offer your families the protection they deserve. Visit the
dealer area of our website, or call Customer Service at 800.637.1992.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

US Air Force under scrutiny for handling of cremated remains

Anyone in our organization that knows me certainly will not hesitate to tell you about my belief system in the funeral service profession.  Lord knows they have to listen to me rant and rave when I hear or see mediocrity in funeral service. I was appalled when I heard the Air Force had dumped the remains of 274 US troops in a landfill. It saddens my heart that this had to happen. I don’t know if there is more to the story than we know, but it brings it back home to our local communities.

I wonder why we are so outraged at an event like this (and I think we should be!), but many families think nothing of directly cremating Grandma and then scattering her ashes or leaving her cremated remains in a closet to be disposed of later.

Doesn’t she deserve the same respect? While she may not have gone overseas to protect our freedom, remembering her life is also important. These soldiers deserve to have their lives celebrated and remembered, but so do our loved ones who impact our lives in quieter ways.

Why do you think people minimize the importance of celebrating their loved ones’ lives? Tell us in the comments below.

-Linda Darby-Sempsrott, CEO

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