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  • A Letter to Grieving Parents

    Dear grieving parents, This is not the life that you dreamed of or hoped for. You shouldn’t have face the experience of burying your child; most would say that you were supposed to go first. The passing of a child goes against the grain of what is expected and leaves a series of emotional, moral, and…

  • What Makes Grief During the Pandemic Harder?

    Are you struggling to cope with the death of a loved one or close friend in the last year?  Does it seem the struggle is longer and harder than you think it should be?  One big reason is that you are grieving in a severely altered world —the world of a pandemic.  The grief from…

  • Can We Plan a Memorial for a Loved One Who Died Last Year?

    For many around the world, the coronavirus outbreak dramatically impacted every part of our lives. For those working in specific fields, this meant focusing on safety and protection over offering particular services to the public. For Greenlawn, these changes altered the way families and friends could say goodbye to those who passed during that time.…

  • Memorial Day: Remembering America’s Heroes at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens

    Every year, people across the country celebrate Memorial Day with parades, picnics, fireworks, and time spent with friends and family. These traditions stretch back centuries, as Americans in various towns and cities began holding springtime tributes for fallen soldiers. This nationwide day of remembrance, originally dubbed Decoration Day, became more commonly known as Memorial Day…

  • Announcing Our New Blog!

    Welcome to the new Greenlawn Funeral Home blog! If this is your first time stopping by, we hope you’ll spend some time getting to know us, including the many ways we can serve Branson, Bolivar, and Springfield families. We’re so excited about the opportunity to interact with our friends, neighbors, and you through this blog.…