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  • 4 Tips for Sorting Through a Loved One’s Belongings After Death

    Families who come to Walton Funeral Service from all around Linton, Spencer, or Worthington often tell us that one of the most heartbreaking moments of losing a loved one is returning to an empty home filled with memories – and possessions. Organizing items that have been collected over the decades is a daunting but necessary task, and…

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  • A Letter to  Grieving  Mothers 

    Dear grieving mothers,   It’s not supposed to be this way. This is not the life you dreamed of, hoped for, expected. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children; parents are supposed to die first. That’s the natural order of things.   What you’ve experienced is unnatural. It feels wrong because it is wrong. When…

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  • Creative Ways to Memorialize with Cremation

    When a family in Linton, Spencer, or Worthington is considering cremation instead of traditional burial, they may wonder if their options are limited or even impersonal – but this is definitely not the case when you choose Walton Funeral Service. More people in the Greene and Owen County areas and around the U.S. are choosing cremation than…

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  • 6 Tips for Supporting a Caregiver in Your Life

    Beyond the many demands of assisting with a loved one’s healthcare, caregiving encompasses much more – especially with the additional stressors of the pandemic. Childcare responsibilities, help with schoolwork, and limited access to services have been heaped onto many – not to mention the general toll that caregiving can take over time. Caregiving is a…

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  • 6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

    Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Walton Funeral Service. Some say it’s the greatest gift of love you can give to your family. Whether you’re 25 or…

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  • When You Don’t Know What to Say at a Visitation

    We’ve talked to countless people in Linton, Spencer, Worthington, and the surrounding towns in Greene and Owen Counties over the years who have a story like this one: My elderly neighbor died last week and I read in her online obituary that there’s a visitation, funeral, and reception this weekend. I cared about my neighbor…

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  • How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day

    Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At Walton Funeral Service, we hear from families in Linton, Spencer, and Worthington who say it’s a tough holiday to face when you’ve recently lost someone special – and  it might be especially difficult this year because of…

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  • Personalization: Show What Made Your Loved One Special

    At Walton Funeral Service, we believe every life in Linton, Spencer, and Worthington represents a unique story. When it comes time to say goodbye to your loved one, our goal is to help you tell their own story in the most meaningful, personal way possible. Our trained staff will spend time with you, listen to…

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  • Why Gratitude is Important for the New Year

    The new year is here, and we know many of our neighbors in Linton, Spencer, and Worthington are thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. This is the time for not only a refresh, but it’s a chance to consciously do something different in the coming year. Our New Year’s resolution here at Walton Funeral Service?…

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  • Empowering Those at the End of Their Lives Through Preplanning

    People can be a little unsettled by a discussion about death, but it’s so important that end-of-life discussions happen within all Linton, Spencer, and Worthington families, as well as between a family or individual and a trusted funeral home. From our experience at Walton Funeral Service, making prearrangements can be particularly beneficial, mentally and emotionally…

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