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When you've experienced a loss, you suddenly find yourself facing uncertainty and what may seem like an overwhelming number of decisions. Designing a service should be a journey of remembrance, healing, and love...not a source of stress. Find out how we can guide you through the process, answer your questions, and help you make important decisions to ease your burden and give you peace of mind.
When you first begin the process of designing a funeral, the decisions you'll face might seem overwhelming. We're here to help you tackle the choices one by one and make the journey one of love, healing, and life celebration. The process can be broken down into two stages: decisions regarding the service and how you'd like to honor your loved one's life, and decisions regarding how you'd like to care for yo r loved one's physical remains.
Designing a Service
Whether it's formal or informal, traditional or offbeat, a funeral provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather and support one another in taking the first steps of their healing journey. A service can take place in any setting - at a church, outdoors, or at our facilities, for example - and can incorporate music, poetry, or art in the celebration of a life well-lived. There are endless possibilities for what they service can be, and we're honored to go above and beyond in our duty to meet your personalized and specific requests.
Our staff is experienced in understanding and graciously accommodating the needs of all beliefs, faiths, lifestyles, and relationships. We're here to answer your questions and guide you through the decisions you;ll need to make, and will encourage you to take your time to figure out the most meaningful and fitting way to honor your loved one and incorporate the elements that you and your family find meaningful.
Caring for a Loved One's Physical Remains
Once you've chosen how you'd like to celebrate your loved one's journey, the next decision you'll face is about how you'd like to care for their physical remains. This can be a difficult or emotional choice for you and your family, and we'll provide you with the information you need as we help you consider your options and make the decision that is right for your family. Once you've chosen between traditional and cremation, there are a few additional decisions you'll face:
- For a traditional, you'll need to select a casket, a vault, and a cemetery.
- For a cremation, you'll need to select an urn and choose whether to bury, entomb, or scatter the cremated remains, as well as where you'd like to do so.
No matter which path you decide to take, we'll be there to support you and assist you in exploring your options and making an informed decision that feels right for you and your loved one.
Honoring the accomplishments, individuality, and life journey of a loved one can go far beyond the service itself. Explore how you can share memories, support healing, and create lasting tributes, through video, memorial websites, personalized keepsakes and other meaningful projects.
We can help you create a personalized funeral ceremony that expresses the individuality and unique traits of your loved one. We are here to assist you in creating a service that will both heal hearts and honor the life of your loved one.
When a traditional service has been selected, typically ceremonies are designed with the casket in mind. Families participate in a viewing followed by a funeral service. This option though, is not your only choice.
Cremation is an alternative to the traditional burial service and does not limit in any way how you choose to celebrate the life of your loved one. Personalized memorial services allow memories to be shared and the life of your loved one.
Tradition, honor, and dignity are the hallmarks of a military funeral. No matter which combination of ceremonial elements you choose to include, we'll help you pay the tribute in a way that celebrates their sacrifice, patriotism, and dedication.
This tool should only be used once you have contacted the funeral home and have informed them of your immediate needs. This form can be used as an easy way to get your wishes and your information in one place, all from the comfort of your own home.
Pathway Memorial Funeral Home
411 Union Avenue
PO BOX 367
Moberly, MO 65270
Phone: 660-263-PATH (7284)