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How to Plan a Funeral : And Other Things You Need to Know When a Loved One Dies



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Nazarene Pub House
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No one wants to think about planning a funeral; and the logistics of burial costs, memorial options, and writing an obituary are the last things on your mind when a loved one is nearing death. But at some point in life, most of us will have to face the grim task of laying someone to rest. How to Plan a Funeral provides practical instruction and insight to help you manage the difficult and sometimes, overwhelming choices, arrangements, and responsibilities that must be handled after a loved one dies. It includes information on burial and cremation costs; buyer advice and what to avoid; ideas for celebrating the life of your loved one; ways to support others who are grieving; and more. Resources include: An overview of the embalming and cremation processes Burial and cremation options Approximate costs and buyer beware tips Instructions for writing a eulogy and obituary Ideas for ways to celebrate the deceased Service ideas, music and photo suggestions, order of service templates, and planning worksheets Suggestions for providing comfort and support to grieving family members, including children A glossary of terms related to death and funerals

Author Biography

Liz Cowen Furman is an elementary school teacher, author, artist, and popular speaker. She lives in Morrison, Colorado, with her husband, Dave, and their three sons

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Celebrating the Life of Your Loved Onep. 15
Choices and Costsp. 35
The Obituary and Notification of the Deathp. 55
The Eulogy-a Tributep. 61
The Burial Servicep. 67
A Word to the Bereavedp. 71
How You Can Help Someone Who Is Grievingp. 79
When Tragedy Strikes the Communityp. 87
Helping Children Deal with Lossp. 93
Resourcesp. 101
Web Sitesp. 109
Glossary of Terms Associated with Death and Dyingp. 111
Forms to Get Organizedp. 115
Bible Versesp. 123
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