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  • Can We Plan a Memorial for a Loved One Who Died Last Year?
    Posted: 10/18/2021

    For many families in Greenwood, Pendleton, and Indianapolis, the coronavirus outbreak dramatically changed the way they said goodbye to loved ones who died. No more visitations with guests giving one another handshakes and hugs to offer support. No more open, public funerals as loved ones near and far gather to cry and laugh, linger, and… Read more »

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  • What Happens to Social Media Accounts When a Loved One Dies?
    Posted: 10/14/2021

    It’s a question our staff is hearing more and more often these days at St. Pierre Family Funeral & Cremation Services: “My sister/aunt/friend has died, but their social media is still active. What can I do to turn it off?” Others have asked us what will happen to their own posts, photos, and videos after… Read more »

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  • The Physical Effects of Grief
    Posted: 09/13/2021

    When Diane’s mother died after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s, Diane felt both grieved and relieved. For years, she had juggled caregiving for her mother, a demanding job as a nurse, and parenting two teenagers. It was an exhausting combination. Diane figured that after her mother’s death, her life would quickly regain a… Read more »

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  • How to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Funeral Home
    Posted: 09/13/2021

    Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one recently and they’ll likely mention how and why they selected a particular funeral home. Maybe their friend or family member put their own arrangements in place ahead of time, including their preference of funeral home. Maybe generations of families have turned to a certain funeral home… Read more »

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  • 3 Preplanning Mistakes to Avoid
    Posted: 08/09/2021

    Time and time again, we hear from Indianapolis families who’ve had this experience: After attending a funeral for a loved one, they decide it would be a good idea to express their preferences for their own funeral. After all, it’s common to have more opinions about your own end-of-life tribute than you might expect. Opinions… Read more »

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  • When You Don’t Know What to Say at a Visitation
    Posted: 08/09/2021

    We’ve talked to countless people in Indianapolis, Greenwood, and Pendleton over the years who have a story like this one: My elderly neighbor died last week, and I read in her online obituary that there’s a visitation, funeral, and reception this weekend. I cared about my neighbor and want to pay my respects, but I… Read more »

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  • Meaningful Ways to Honor a Veteran
    Posted: 07/12/2021

    Throughout our many years of serving Indianapolis, Greenwood, and Pendleton families, our staff at St. Pierre Family Funeral & Cremation Services believes this: There is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. For us, it’s one way to say thank you to those brave men and women who give so much to… Read more »

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  • How to Choose a Funeral Home
    Posted: 07/09/2021

    Selecting a funeral home isn’t something many Indianapolis families think about – until a need arises. Our caring team at St. Pierre Family Funeral & Cremation Services understands that choosing a funeral home is a significant decision to make during an already difficult time. We’re here to help our neighbors in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Pendleton and… Read more »

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  • Understanding the Cremation and Burial Process
    Posted: 06/14/2021

    Until a loved one dies, many families in Indianapolis , Greenwood, and Pendleton  don’t know the extent of end-of-life options, including the details of cremation, traditional burial, and the selection of a final resting place. Our St. Pierre Family Funeral & Cremation Services  staff hears questions like, “Can we have a funeral even with cremation?”… Read more »

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  • 5 Ways to Help Children Remember Their Grandparents
    Posted: 06/07/2021

    For many children, a grandparent’s love is like none other. The security, the steadiness, the warmth – that kind of love fosters a connection that cannot be replicated. That kind of love is also why the death of a grandparent can leave a child – no matter their age – feeling stunned and lost. Our… Read more »

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