Grieving the passing of a loved one can become more emotionally overwhelming if one has been tasked with arranging the funeral service, as well. Planning the service doesn’t have to be as taxing when you partner with professionals who have vast experience in coordinating memorable ceremonies. Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory in Wagoner and Muskogee, OK, has come to the aid of families who, in their time of grief, don’t know where or how to start.
Here are a few things to know about making arrangements before starting the funeral planning process:
- Body Viewing: Talk with family members to decide if a wake is appropriate for relatives and friends to attend. Some may prefer cremation. With either choice, you can still arrange a visitation service.
- Funeral Vs. Memorial: There are many options to choose from when it comes to funeral choice. A compassionate funeral director can help you decide which is best. A memorial service can be a scaled-down version of a funeral. The options are many and can be customized.
- Ceremony Ideas: From highlighting spiritual beliefs to personal hobbies and other favorite things, there are a number of ways to honor the deceased’s memory. Choose to incorporate music, poetry, and individual readings from close friends and co-workers. If you’re unsure, the funeral home director and staff will gladly offer suggestions and guidance.
Serving families in eastern Oklahoma, western Arkansas, and northern Texas, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory has earned a reputation for compassionate and trusted service with an emphasis on carrying out personalized and thoughtful remembrances. The entire team has the expert training, patience, and attention to detail to ensure each service is completed to the client’s wishes.
To learn more about arranging a funeral, call Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory at either the Wagoner location at (918) 485-9525 or the Muskogee location, which is where the on-site crematorium is located, at (918) 682-1700. Visit the website for extensive information on the full range of available funeral and memorial service options.