Women have long been an important part of the funeral profession. Being that many funeral homes across the country started as (and remain) family owned and operated businesses, many moms and sisters have become funeral directors right alongside dads and brothers in order to help the local families in their community.
And each year, more and more women are studying to become funeral professionals and are going on to make a huge impact with their families in their community.
Astral, a manufacturer of quality metal caskets, took to Facebook with the below post on Friday afternoon and it was epic! The post has now been shared over 446 times from the Astral Facebook page and has been seen by over 55,000 people on Facebook.
Just when we think we have heard it all – we decided to ask 6,400 funeral directors the question; What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you on a funeral or while serving a family? Some of these stories will blow your mind.
Following the release of its successful 2014 International Convention & Expo smartphone application, the National Funeral Directors Association has launched its Advocacy Summit App, which serves as a comprehensive guide for this annual event and offers a variety of resources to help members connect with federal legislators. The 2015 Advocacy Summit will take place March 3-5 in Washington, D.C.
When members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) are in Washington, D.C., next week, they will urge their elected representatives to pass legislation that will help the families of social security recipients and fallen service members honor their loved ones with meaningful funerals. The association is hosting its annual Advocacy Summit in the nation’s capital March 3-5.
Trigard proudly awarded a $250 scholarship to Michell Morrow, a Carl Sandberg College Mortuary Science student, earlier this month. Trigard’s Project Manager, Blake Swinford, and Sunset Funeral Homes General Manager, Drew Edwards, visited the Galesburg, Illinois, campus to award the scholarship
What would it look like if Nordstrom or Apple created a funeral service? Southern California is about to find out.
In a press release sent out Wednesday, InvoCare called itself ‘an industry start-up’ and said the “funeral industry is dying”.
During the mid-nineteenth century in Sweden hard sugar candies, typically in the form of a corpse and wrapped in black crepe paper with fringes became a popular funeral favor.
When we talk to funeral home owners about their social media presence and who is handling it we hear the same answer over and over: ‘We have an employee who does it for us’ – generally that person is a secretary or another funeral director on staff.
Let me ask you this, would you go to a plumber to fix a blown transmission in your car? Didn’t think so.
Watch this short video for 3 reasons why someone in your funeral home shouldn’t be managing your social media presence:
Funeral Director and Writer, Thomas Lynch, once wrote, “a good funeral gets the dead where they need to go and the living where they need to be.” We have yet to read a more accurate definition of the death care profession. The work of a funeral director expands far beyond handling the transportation, embalming and final disposition of the deceased. Directors are called upon by families in their darkest hours to plan, organize and conduct a dignified memorial service that both honors the departed and brings solace to bereaved loved ones.