The Many Ways to Personalize a Loved One’s Farewell

January 20, 2020 | Categories: Blog, Funerals

For many of the families we serve in Indianapolis and the surrounding Central Indiana communities, a memento of a loved one can be incredibly comforting in the days and months following a death. With many memorial items to choose from at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, you are sure to find something that represents your…

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When Final Wishes Clash Within Families

January 16, 2020 | Categories: Blog, Preplanning

Throughout our decades of funeral service experience at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, our caring team has been asked many times by families in the Indianapolis area what it’s like to be in funeral service, and whether our work is somehow depressing and morbid. While it is true that the work we do here is not…

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I’m Not Sure Cremation is Right for Me. How Do I Decide?

December 11, 2019 | Categories: Blog, Cremation

In many Indianapolis and Zionsville area families, traditions are passed down from generation to generation. This is particularly the case when it comes to rites of passage. Think about how your family celebrates holidays, birthdays, graduations, and weddings. Chances are, there are certain foods you make, certain types of gifts you give, and even certain…

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Honoring a Loved One with a Charitable Donation During the Holidays

December 3, 2019 | Categories: Blog

One of the things many people face when grieving the loss of a loved one is the fear of forgetting him or her and what they meant to you. At Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, our team is committed to helping our neighbors in Indianapolis and Zionsville honor a friend or family member in a…

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Expressing Gratitude During Difficult Times

November 20, 2019 | Categories: Blog, Grief

What we do at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care gives us a unique perspective into how valuable life is – and also how challenging it can be. As we help our neighbors in Indianapolis and Zionsville plan funerals, visitations, and receptions, we see the overwhelming love people have for each other, as well as the…

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We Are Proud to Fly the Flag for Our Veterans

November 15, 2019 | Categories: Blog, Veterans

As we consider the young men and women who have fought for our freedom throughout the years, whether overseas and protecting our borders at home, the words “You’re a grand ole’ flag, you’re a high-flying flag” take on special meaning. As Americans – and as people from Indianapolis and Zionsville – our caring team at…

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Is a Funeral Worth the Hassle and Expense?

October 28, 2019 | Categories: Blog

When a loved one dies, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a funeral or memorial service. The details, the cost, and the emotional investment may seem to add more stress to an already difficult situation. At Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, we know it’s extremely important to honor and celebrate the…

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Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary

October 21, 2019 | Categories: Blog

American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. But one way we can express our gratitude to our loved ones is through preparing a farewell that…

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Responding to a Friend Who is Grieving

September 24, 2019 | Categories: Blog, Grief

All of us in the Indianapolis and Zionsville communities have been touched by loss. Even if you haven’t lost someone very close to you, you probably love someone who has. So what happens when a friend is in the grips of grief? It can be hard to know what to do, especially if death isn’t…

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Top Three Myths About Preplanning

September 10, 2019 | Categories: Blog, Preplanning

In life, we are almost always planning ahead for our future. Planning toward a personal goal or planning for the next phase of life. The families we serve here in Indianapolis and Zionsville are particularly goal-oriented. We set a plan so we can know where we’re headed. Planning relieves stress and answers many questions ahead…

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