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Learn more about the Dine with a Doc program

If you’re a reader of this blog, you know that we here at Markwell Funeral Homes are committed to serving the community. Some events we have participated in in the past have included our Summer Reading Program at the Casey Township Library and Easter in the Park at Fairview Park. We love giving back to

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One of the Biggest Benefits of Pre-Planning a Funeral

There are many benefits to pre-planning a funeral at Markwell Funeral Home. The “deceased” are able to make their wishes known before they pass away, and it takes the stress off of the family who may be forced to make difficult decisions without knowing what their loved one wanted. But one other big factor in

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What Does This Rundown Building Have to Do with the Funeral Business?

Take a look at this photograph. It’s a turn-of-the-century blacksmith shop given a facelift, a combination of old and new, melding the past and the present. So what does this have to do with funeral home services and Markwell Funeral Home? A lot, actually. This photo says a lot about the funeral industry, as a

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What to Say at a Funeral of Someone You Don’t Really Know

For many people, there’s some social anxiety that goes into attending a funeral. It’s a reason why some mourners refrain from attend a viewing. When it comes to funeral home etiquette, What do you say? What do you do? This anxiety can be heightened if you didn’t actually know the deceased (maybe it’s a distant

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Why Public Viewings are Important

In Markwell’s Frequently Asked Questions portion of the website, we address why it’s important to have a public viewing, citing: “[. . .] experts believe that it can also aid in the grief process for the loved ones attending the funeral.” How so? According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, “the history

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5 Myths about Cremation

Cremation is included in Markwell’s funeral arrangements. Yet, not everyone is informed on the process. We’re here to clear that up. Here are 5 Myths about Cremation: Myth: The funeral service won’t be the same as a normal one with a casket. Not true. Family members can gather together and mourn a loved one just

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Cleaning out a House? Here’s What to Do with a Loved One’s Old Items

After a funeral home service is over, that’s when many relatives and family members must go through old items at the deceased’s house and decide what to get rid of and what to keep. This can be both a cathartic and overwhelming process, and one of the things family members struggle with is what to

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5 Alternatives to Wearing Black to a Funeral

Black is a standard color to wear to funeral services in the United States. In fact, this trend even extends to the United Kingdom: Queen Victoria wore black for 40 years when mourning the loss of her husband Prince Albert. But during the spring and summer months, black can be very uncomfortable to wear, especially

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Wrap Yourself in Comfort During a Difficult Time

When a loved one passes away, friends and family members may be inclined to lie in bed and enclose themselves under the covers. This is a natural aspect of grief, as the first stage of dealing with a loss includes denial and isolation. Since mourners are going through something sensitive in nature, what can you

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One Room is the One-Stop Problem-Solver for Travel Issues

As if a death in the family isn’t emotionally stressful enough, it never works around people’s schedules. It can happen at any time, and sometimes, the next flight home isn’t available or you simply don’t have enough money in the bank to pay for the travel expenses. Luckily, for Markwell friends and relatives that can’t

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