• What Should I Send? And Other Funeral Etiquette Tips

    When someone dies, knowing how to show your support can be difficult. Often the loved ones’ family is probably feeling shocked, sad, overwhelmed, angry – or any combination of emotions and inversely, you want to do something to help alieve their pain and stress. Trust us when we say that it is normal to feel unsure about what specifically to do,Continue Reading

  • Writing A Worthwhile Obituary

    “Write Something Worth Reading or Do Something Worth Writing” Writing an obituary can be a daunting responsibility and pose certain challenges when attempting to perfectly capture what made a loved one special and honor their remarkable life. The individuals solely charged with completing this task might feel overwhelmed or require guidance with getting started, which is why we are here toContinue Reading

  • Our Guaranteed Cremation Process

    If your forever was ending tomorrow…What plans do you need to make? Depending on the type of person and circumstance, there can be quite a variation in how much or how little planning has occurred. Some will likely have very detailed plans about their final wishes , while others might need more clarification or are not ready to begin thinking about making those decisions. No matter whereContinue Reading

  • Tips for Managing Seasonal Depression

    Sharing Kind Words With Others Can Warm The Winter Months  With each change of the season comes new unknowns, challenges, and changes to our everyday routines. Take the transition from the Fall months to Winter, for example, some might find this change taxing and almost expect that their mood tends to be the most impacted as the days get shorter andContinue Reading

  • Guide to Choosing a Meaningful Headstone

    Those We Love Are Only A Thought Away. As Long As There’s A Memory, They Live in Our Hearts. At Greenlawn Funeral Home , we cannot think of a higher privilege than laying a veteran to rest, and we’re honored to do our part in commemorating the lives of our service men and women. It’s not every day we come across people as brave andContinue Reading

  • Creating New Traditions Is Okay

    Traditions Touch Us, They Connect Us, & They Expand Us Loss is an experience that is hard to understand or wrap your mind around unless you have experienced it first-hand. Each person’s experiences with loss are unique, and the severity of after-effects can differ greatly. In some situations, people have time to expect, plan, and talk about things before the passing ofContinue Reading

  • Resolving End of Life Conflict Within Families

    Family Is A Circle of Strength & Love Throughout our decades of funeral services at Greenlawn Funeral Home , our caring team has been asked many times by families in SpringfieldBranson , and  Bolivar what it’s like to be in this profession and express how, from the outside, our work might seem somewhat depressing or burdensome. While it is true that the work we do here is not easy, weContinue Reading

  • Locating Mental Health Resources & Counselors

    “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”   We often hear from our families that adjusting and finding a new rhythm of life following a loved one’s death can be painful. They feel more isolated, lonely, and overcome with various emotions that seem to come in waves depending on the day.Continue Reading

  • How To Personalize A Loved One’s Farewell

    The Many Ways to Personalize a Loved One’s Farewell For many families we serve in SpringfieldBransonBolivar, and the surrounding Missouri communities, planning their loved ones’ farewells can be an overwhelming experience. You want everything to go right: such as honoring your loved one’s final wishes, safe travels of extended families who are attending, and possibly managing your grief. There canContinue Reading

  • Manageable & Quick Stress Management Techniques

    “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past nor to worry about the future but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”   Each day, every person faces stress in some form or fashion, most of the time without even noticing. Some might notice their stress more through other signs and symptomsContinue Reading