When a loved one passes away, it can be difficult to decide on whether or not to host a viewing before burial or cremation. During the delicate and painful process of grieving and honoring a loved one, such a viewing is an important and even comforting rite of passage for many families. Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, with locations in Muskogee and Wagoner, OK, has provided funeral services and cremations for generations. Their thoughtful staff and experienced funeral director help Oklahoma families decide if a viewing will help them heal their wounds and provide closure.
The therapeutic benefits of viewing your loved one include:
- Comfort: A viewing provides time to say goodbye to a loved one in a personal way. This gives a sense of comfort and allows family and friends to begin the transition to life without their loved one.
- Closure: A viewing can help someone navigate the stages of grief by helping them accept that their loved one is gone. A formal viewing can help move someone move past denial and closer to healing.
- Support: Whether a family chooses cremation or burial, a public show of support can be of great help to family, friends, or even an entire community. While a funeral or memorial service may only be open to some, a viewing can include a larger group of mourners.
The emotions surrounding a loved one’s passing are overwhelming. For compassionate guidance and care, trust Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, which has served Eastern Oklahoma, Western Arkansas, and North Texas for generations.
To learn more about planning a viewing and funeral, visit Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory’s website. Call (918) 485-9525 to reach their Wagoner location, and call (918) 683-1700 for their Muskogee location.