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How Funeral Pre-Planning Can Alleviate Stress

Funeral pre-planning can alleviate the stress that occurs when a loved one passes. There are many reasons why the death of a loved one is consistently listed as one of life’s five most stressful experiences. There are emotional reasons, of course: losing a loved one changes our lives as we…...

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Does Grief Ever End?

Anyone who has ever experienced the loss of a loved one has wondered: does grief ever end? You’ve likely read or heard the sentiment that grief is not a straight line. It can ebb and flow. It can linger for years. Every person’s grief experience is different, and there is…...

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Brookhaven Is Our Home: Why We Value Community

When we say that we are community-based, we mean it. Bateman-Allen Funeral Home was founded in 1950 in Parkside, Pennsylvania. In 1960, it was relocated to Brookhaven. We are a family business, started by Edward E. Bateman. Most people knew Edward as Ned, though. And Ned’s son, Lee, became a…...

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What to Post on Facebook When Someone Dies: Consoling Friends and Family

Last month we shared tips for what to post on Facebook when someone dies. That article was focused on sharing helpful information for loved ones and family who are responsible for sharing the news of the loss of a loved one. In this Part Two, we’re going to look at…...

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What to Write In A Sympathy Card

A sympathy card can be one of the hardest cards to send, and knowing what to write in a sympathy card can be overwhelming and fraught with worry and uncertainty. But sending a sympathy card can also be a lovely way to both express sadness and offer support to a…...

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All About Cremation Urns: Types, Styles, Functions

If you’ve ever wondered what distinguishes cremation urns from other types of urns, you’re not alone. There are different kinds of urns; some are decorative and others serve specific purposes. If you want to learn more, keep reading. What Is An Urn? Another word for urn is container, and an…...

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What to Post on Facebook When Someone Dies

If you’ve ever wondered what to post on Facebook when someone dies, or if you’ve debated whether to announce the death of a loved one on Facebook or other social media platforms, you’re not alone. Not knowing what to say when someone dies is a common feeling. Not only do…...

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Mourning When There Is No Funeral Service

How does someone handle mourning when there is no funeral service or celebration of life event? Like so many topics surrounding grief, there is no one right answer. But there are ways to mourn, even if services aren’t held. Keep reading to learn more. Why Is Grieving Harder Without a…...

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Is It OK To Laugh At a Funeral?

Have you ever wondered if it’s ok to laugh at a funeral? Maybe it feels disrespectful, or you don’t want to disappoint anyone by laughing when so many people are sad. But when it comes to emotions, especially complicated emotions like grief, situations are rarely black and white. Let’s talk…...

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5 Things to Consider When Planning End of Life Care

Planning for end of life care can be wrought with emotion and questions. Everyone’s decision will be different, based on their unique situation. What Is End Of Life Care? End of life care is care given to someone who is near the end of life and has decided to stop…...

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