Choosing a funeral home is one of the most important decisions you and your family will make. After all, your funeral services provider will not only attend to your presentation, burial or cremation needs, but will also be called upon to provide compassionate care for your friends and family as they gather in tribute. So, with such a crucial decision at stake, what questions should you ask when choosing a funeral home?
Is Your Funeral Home Locally Owned and Operated?
This is an important question because caring is born in the local community. It grows by getting to know neighbors within the community. And it matures in becoming friends with those neighbors, and serving them as if they were family. At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we’re proud to be long-time members of the Greenfield, Indiana and Hancock County communities, always committed to serving our neighbors, friends and families.
Are You Experienced in Providing Funeral Care?
This matters, of course, because competent caring and compassion is built on experience and professionalism. It comes from learning, drawing on past successes, and combining those experiences with new ideas to deliver personal and professional funeral solutions. At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we’ve been serving families since 2001, and we continue to build on the traditions of our predecessor, the Pasco Memorial Mortuary that date back to 1912!
Do You Offer a Full Range of Service and Cost Options?
There is no one-size-fits-all funeral service. As every life is unique, so should be the ways we honor those lives. At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, no two services are the same because the families we serve have different wants and needs. From traditional, formal and reverent funerals to unconventional memorial services for unconventional lives, we can tailor your service to match your wishes and your budget.
Are You Family Focused?
Sometimes a name says it all. Naturally, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we are focused on families. Why? Because we know that even if the deceased had no children or grandchildren, there are still families that mourn the loss and need our attention in their time of grief. Families are the backbone of our communities and our nation. We’re here to serve them, honor their loved ones, and meet their needs with caring compassion.
Can You Accommodate Personalized Memorial Services?
This is an extremely important question. After all, what should be more personal than the way someone is remembered and honored? That’s why, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we listen to the family, learn all we can about the deceased, and bring all the pieces together in a one-of-a-kind tribute to truly represent and honor the life of the departed.
Can You Offer Support and Guidance?
When a family experiences a loss, it is a stressful time that can make it difficult to understand options and make necessary decisions in a timely manner. That’s why it is important to choose a funeral home with a reputation for being helpful, supportive and responsive. At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we work hard to make it easier for families to understand and choose from the services and options available.
Are You Professionally Affiliated?
The funeral industry is rich in history and built on professional standards of care. A reputable funeral home can, in part, be recognized by the professional company they keep. For example, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we are honored to be affiliated with the National Funeral Directors Association, the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, and the Selected Independent Funeral Homes organization. These groups have standards for professional customer service that offer peace of mind to families in their time of need.
How Do You Demonstrate Empathy and Caring?
Real empathy and compassion are vitally important to helping families cope with the loss of a loved one. At Stillinger Family Funeral Home, we understand that true empathy and caring are built on being involved in the community, listening to families, and learning all we can about the life of the deceased. We make sure we provide full support and grief services for family and friends. We even have two grief therapy dogs, Butler and Harley, on hand to help families and friends find comfort and something to smile about.
At Stillinger Family Funeral Home in Greenfield, Indiana, we know it is important to ask the right questions when choosing a funeral home. We invite you to contact us and ask these questions and others, so you can make the right choice for your family. Contact us today at 317.462.5536.