Headstone Materials: What Types of Stone are Headstones Commonly Made From?

Headstone Materials: What Types of Stone are Headstones Commonly Made From?

Headstone materials and intricacies of grave marker design have changed over the years as the ability to quarry and carve the stones have advanced. Today, we think of headstones (also sometimes called gravestones or tombstones) as being made of granite. Indeed, granite is a popular choice well-proven as a canvas for carving. But along with granite, let’s look at other stones that are, or have been, used as headstone materials:

(more…)

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement Matter at Stillinger Family Funeral Home

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement Matter at Stillinger Family Funeral Home

Most industries have important standards and marks of excellence; in the funeral industry, professional affiliations with recognized organizations can be a symbol of trust in a time of need. At Stillinger Family Funeral Home in Greenfield, Indiana, we are honored to be recognized by, and affiliated with, not only national funeral industry organizations, but also many local community groups. Let’s take a closer look:

(more…)

Funeral Preplanning Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Funeral Preplanning Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we do our best to reduce the anxiety of planning a funeral – and we’ve found that funeral preplanning is the best overall way to reduce worry and stress. But we also know that funeral preplanning can be a bit of a mystery for many people. What does it mean to preplan a funeral? What are the benefits? Is it risky to pre-fund a funeral? To help further reduce anxiety and confusion about funeral planning, let’s answer these and other questions:

(more…)

Burial or Cremation: Which Choice is Right for You?

Burial or Cremation: Which Choice is Right for You?

Choosing between burial or cremation can be tough for many people. And because it can be a complicated issue, many people do not fully explore their options. So, with final wishes often left unsettled, many families face uncertainty and difficult decisions in their time of grief. To help make the alternatives clearer, we at Stillinger Family Funeral Home in Greenfield, Indiana, want you to know some of the factors to consider:

(more…)