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:

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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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At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Our “Why” Influences Our “How”

At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Our “Why” Influences Our “How”

At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we take very seriously the privilege and responsibility of serving families in Greenfield, Indiana, surrounding Hancock County communities, and beyond. That’s why we crafted a statement of “Our Why”. And that’s the reason our “why” impacts our “how” for providing professional funeral services and personal customer experiences one family at a time. Here’s what we mean:

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A Non-Religious Funeral Can Be Reverent and Meaningful

A Non-Religious Funeral Can Be Reverent and Meaningful

The non-religious funeral is gaining favor as society evolves and individuals explore new belief systems or choose not to align with a particular faith. While many people relate religious and Biblical influences with traditional funeral services, a non-religious funeral can certainly be meaningful, symbolic and reverent, too. Let’s explore ways to make a non-religious funeral a memorable life celebration:
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