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ICCFA Names 2018 “Keeping It Personal” Award Winners

April 23, 2019

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ICCFA Names 2018 “Keeping It Personal” Award Winners

STERLING, VA – The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) has named its 2018 Keeping It Personal (KIP) Award winners, recognizing the best in personalization in the cemetery and funeral service profession.Created by the ICCFA Personalization Committee, the KIP program honors recipients in four categories: Most Personalized Service/Memorial; Events; Innovative Personalized Product (suppliers only); and Most Personalized Pet Service/Memorial.

This year’s contest attracted 40 entries from El Salvador, Canada and the United States. Communications and marketing professionals from outside the cemetery and funeral service profession performed the judging.

The winners are as follows:


First Place and Grand Prize Winner

Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery: Butterfly Blankets

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Honorable Mention

Loyless Funeral Homes: Memorial Service for Les Brown

Tampa, Florida


First Place

A Good Goodbye: 2nd Annual Before I Die New Mexico Festival

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Honorable Mention

Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center: Honor Field

Springfield, Ohio


First Place

The Domani Group: Domanicare

Orem, Utah

Honorable Mention

UPD Urns: Totem Of Life And Death

Manassas, Virginia


First Place

Clock Timeless Pets: Helping a Community Heal

Muskegon, Michigan

Honorable Mention

Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets: Memorial Service for Buddy

Kansas City, Missouri

The grand prize winner, Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, received a free registration to the 2019 ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition, April 2-6, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. All first place and honorable mention winners were recognized at the Convention on Friday, April 5 on the general session stage. The winners will be featured in the May issue of the ICCFA Magazine. The ICCFA congratulates this year’s winners for their commitment to honoring the life stories of the families they serve. More information on the winners is available on the ICCFA website at

Founded in 1887, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, cremation, funeral and memorialization industry. Its membership is composed of more than 9,100 rooftop locations and 18,000 professionals in the cemetery, funeral home and crematory industries, as well as memorial designers and related businesses worldwide. To learn more, please visit or connect with ICCFA on Facebook and Twitter.