Old Funeral Customs: Placing Coins on the Eyes of the Dead

Old Funeral Customs: Placing Coins on the Eyes of the Dead

At Stillinger Family Funeral Home in Greenfield, Indiana, we get questions all the time about old funeral customs like this one: What’s the meaning of placing coins on the eyes of the dead? Like many customs and traditions, this one goes way back – in this case to the times of Greek mythology. Placing coins on the eyes of the dead was intended to “pay the ferryman”. Let’s take a closer look at this old funeral custom:

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Answering Your Questions: What Type of Sympathy Flowers Should I Send?

Answering Your Questions: What Type of Sympathy Flowers Should I Send?

It’s a common question we hear at Stillinger Family Funeral Home in Greenfield, Indiana: “What type of sympathy flowers should I send?” First, it helps to understand the common types of funeral flowers, as these include a variety of sizes, types, designs and price ranges. Next, we recommend considering your relationship to the deceased or to the deceased’s family. Here are some practical rules of thumb to help you determine what type of sympathy flowers to send:

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What Are Some Common Types of Funeral Flowers?

What Are Some Common Types of Funeral Flowers?

Common types of funeral flowers include a variety of sizes, types, designs and price ranges. Choosing the right type to send can be daunting, but it helps to understand the basics before speaking with your florist or arranging for funeral flowers through your funeral home. Let’s look at some of the common types of funeral flowers to help you make the right choice:

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Are Obituaries Still Important? Yes, and Here’s Why:

Are Obituaries Still Important? Yes, and Here’s Why:

In this world of instant (and constant) communication and social connections, news travels fast; so, naturally this begs the question: Are obituaries still important? After all, thanks to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms, we very quickly learn when someone in our extended circle of friends has passed away. So, why does having a detailed obituary really matter? Actually, there are several reasons…

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