Embracing Grief Through Remembrance of a Loved One

Following the death of a loved one, it’s common for their family and friends who played an active part in their life to experience grief. Grief is our body’s natural reaction to change, and sometimes it takes a while for things to settle and find a new and healthy pace of life. You may find…

Homegoing Funeral Traditions

Springfield, Branson, and Bolivar are such wonderfully diverse places to live. Our team at Greenlawn Funeral Home is committed to honoring the traditions and celebrating the lives of families from these areas. It’s important to us to help every family, no matter culture or background, plan the farewell their loved one deserves. This includes our…

What Are Our Options? Alternatives to Traditional Funerals

If a care team member asked you what you envision for your funeral, what would you say? Would it look like other services you have attended, perhaps held in a place of worship or a funeral home? Would you want a formal gathering, solemn in nature, with guests dressed in black? Or would you prefer…

The Hidden Value in Getting Your Affairs in Order

In our society today, the topic of death is considered taboo. The issue is avoided due to discomfort. Yet, funeral arrangements and people passing away continue to happen every day. While it’s understandable why we might steer away from the topic or not want to add additional stressors to our families by having those raw…

Holiday Keepsakes to Honor Your Loved One

Each year, the holiday season presents a new opportunity to get creative with decorations and keepsakes. Here at Greenlawn Funeral Home, we encourages the families we serve to spend some of this special time to remember and find ways to honor their loved ones. A great way to do this is to make an ornament…

How to Make a Veteran’s Funeral Special

With respect honor and gratitude! Thank you, veterans! Our staff at Greenlawn Funeral Home agrees there is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. We will never forget moving moments like these: Soldiers presenting the folded American flag to a grieving family, a bugler playing Taps, and a three-gun volley firing by service…

Top Three Myths about Pre-Planning

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett In life, we plan personal goals, phases of life, changes, and things related to our future. No matter the motivation, a common theme in planning is looking ahead in expectation. It also relieves stress and provides clear…

How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

Your funeral service is the only time a celebration will be held in your honor, yet you won’t be able to attend it yourself. This also means that you either have to make pre-arrangements, record your wishes, or rely on those closest to you to communicate your desires. Depending on the timing of the situation,…

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.…