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  • Should We Plan a Visitation?
    Posted: 06/20/2023

    Calhoun Funeral Home have been part of Northeast Ohio and beyond for over 65 years, serving area families for generations. When our staff sits down with a family to plan a funeral, there are many decisions that need to be made. One topic of discussion is whether to hold a visitation.   Some families aren’t …
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  • How to Create the Perfect Video Tribute for Your Loved One’s Funeral
    Posted: 06/14/2023

    If there is one thing we have learned here at Calhoun Funeral Home, it’s the importance funeral planning plays in the grief process. While this is certainly not easy for a person who is desperately missing a loved one, something happens when he/she starts making choices to personalize the funeral service. Our expert team knows …
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  • The Many Options That Come with Cremation
    Posted: 05/18/2023

    Years ago, there was one factor that kept many families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral: people used to believe that if they chose cremation they could not have a funeral service, or if they did, it wouldn’t be as meaningful as it might be with traditional burial. When you choose Calhoun …
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  • A Letter to Grieving Mothers 
    Posted: 05/15/2023

    Dear grieving mothers,   It’s not supposed to be this way. This is not the life you dreamed of, hoped for, or expected. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children; parents are supposed to die first. That’s the natural order of things. What you’ve experienced is unnatural. It feels wrong because it is wrong. When …
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  • Why You Should Have a Funeral
    Posted: 04/25/2023

    When it comes to making end-of-life arrangements, every family has a different set of needs and wishes. Our professional staff at Calhoun Funeral Home is ready to accommodate your family and guide you through every choice associated with this process. While different religious and cultural customs may take major precedence in the selections you make, …
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  • Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do
    Posted: 04/11/2023

    Learning the ropes of how to behave appropriately at a funeral service can be tricky and possibly even awkward. As you navigate this process, remember that the family of the deceased person comes first. This is their time to show how important their loved one is to them and to express their love and appreciation …
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  • How to Get Your Affairs in Order
    Posted: 03/20/2023

    Our staff at Calhoun Funeral Home meets with families in Northeast Ohio and beyond every day who have stories like these:   Jean’s Story Jean and her husband, Jerry, recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. Jerry has always managed their money, but Jean is concerned he is showing signs of dementia. There have been a …
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  • A Tale of Two Funerals: Family Owned V. Corporate
    Posted: 03/14/2023

    Family-owned funeral homes like Calhoun Funeral Home have become harder to find over the years, as large corporations purchase one after another funeral home that was originally founded by a family. But in Northeast Ohio and beyond, our family has been serving our neighbors for 65 years – and we will continue to do so …
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  • Top 10 Reasons to Preplan your Burial Arrangements
    Posted: 02/17/2023

    Have you ever considered where you want your final resting place to be located? While thinking about your end-of-life details is not always easy, putting your preferences in writing is one of the most important steps you can take for your future. By making these choices ahead of time, such as whether you would prefer a traditional burial or …
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  • How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day
    Posted: 02/13/2023

    Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service we hear from families in Northeast Ohio and beyond who say it’s a tough holiday to face when you’ve recently lost someone special, especially if this is the first Valentine’s Day that …
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