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  • Why More People are Writing Light-Hearted Obituaries
    Posted: 10/12/2020

    When you think of writing a meaningful obituary for a loved one who has died, adding light-hearted stories or details may not occur to you. Yet more families in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Pendleton and beyond are featuring funny, optimistic, and even playful content in an attempt to express what their loved one meant to them. At… Read more »

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  • I’m Not Sure Cremation is Right for Me. How Do I Decide?
    Posted: 10/08/2020

    For many Indianapolis families, traditions are passed down from generation to generation. This is particularly the case when it comes to rites of passage. Think about how your family celebrates holidays, birthdays, graduations, and weddings. Chances are, there are certain foods you make, certain types of gifts you give, and even certain songs you sing.… Read more »

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  • When Coping with Loss, Grief Has No Timetable
    Posted: 09/14/2020

    After losing a loved one, your life will be shaken up in a number of ways that you will have never imagined or expected. While you can trust us at St. Pierre Family Funeral to be there for you throughout this entire process, we understand that it takes time to heal – and sometimes even… Read more »

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  • How a Funeral Reception Helps Loved Ones Heal
    Posted: 09/07/2020

    We can’t tell you how many times people have told our staff at St. Pierre Family Funeral that attending their loved one’s funeral was a blur. That the time went by so quickly they didn’t have a chance to reflect or connect with family and friends. Having attended countless funerals in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Pendleton, Anderson,… Read more »

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  • Are You Grieving or Depressed? Here’s How to Tell the Difference.
    Posted: 08/17/2020

    Every day, our staff meets with families in Greenwood, Pendleton, and Indianapolis who have lost a friend or family member. Some arrive at St. Pierre Family Funeral tired but at peace, having had time to say goodbye and prepare for their loved one’s death. Others have had their world turned upside down and are in… Read more »

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  • 4 Tips for Sorting Through a Loved One’s Belongings After Death
    Posted: 08/13/2020

    Families who come to St. Pierre Family Funeral from all around Greenwood, Indianapolis, Wilkinson, and Anderson often tell us that one of the most heartbreaking moments of losing a loved one is returning to an empty home filled with memories – and possessions. Organizing items that have been collected over the decades is a daunting… Read more »

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  • When Final Wishes Clash Within Families
    Posted: 07/16/2020

    Throughout our decades of funeral service experience at St. Pierre Family Funeral, our caring team has been asked many times by families in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Pendleton, Anderson, and North Salem what it’s like to be in funeral service, and whether our work is somehow depressing and morbid. While it is true that the work we do… Read more »

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  • The Many Ways We Create Meaningful Cremation Services
    Posted: 07/16/2020

    Fifty years ago, only a tiny fraction of Americans – 3.6% – chose cremation. Now, that number hovers right around 50% and is increasing rapidly every year. St. Pierre Family Funeral has been serving Indianapolis and Greenwood-area families for more than 120 years, and our staff has certainly noticed more families choosing cremation over that time. We’ve… Read more »

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  • Should We Plan a Visitation?
    Posted: 06/15/2020

    St. Pierre Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service has been part of Greenwood and Indianapolis for over 120 years, serving area families for generations. When our staff sits down with a family to plan a funeral , there are many decisions that need to be made. One topic of discussion is whether to hold a… Read more »

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  • When your Family Needs Help, Trust Our Family
    Posted: 06/09/2020

    “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces,” said Spanish philosopher George Santayana. It may sound like a cliché, but for good reason: Family is important. No matter what your family looks like—big or small, from the same genetic tree or related by choice—these are the people who share the highs and lows of life with… Read more »

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