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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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  • What Happens to Social Media Accounts When a Loved One Dies?

    It’s a question our staff is hearing more and more often these days at Walton Funeral Service: “My sister/aunt/friend has died, but their social media is still active. What can I do to turn it off?” Others have asked us what will happen to their own posts, photos, and videos after they die. Certainly, these…

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  • Local Impact of Family Ownership

    When a family decides to open their own business – be it a restaurant, a bookstore, or a funeral home – they put their hearts and souls into their work. They rely on positive word of mouth to expand and find new customers. Neighbors telling neighbors about a positive experience. Locals who recommend products or…

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  • How to Choose a Funeral Home

    Selecting a funeral home isn’t something many Linton, Spencer, and Worthington families think about – until a need arises. Our caring team at Walton Funeral Service understands that choosing a funeral home is a significant decision to make during an already difficult time. We’re here to help our neighbors in Linton, Spencer, Worthington, and beyond…

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  • How the Changing Seasons Impact Grief

    “Every May, my mom helped me plant a garden. She died last fall and I tear up even thinking about shopping for flowers without her.”  “When the weather would warm up, my grandpa made his famous BBQ chicken just about every weekend. Now that he’s gone, even the smell of a cookout makes me sad.” …

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  • 3 Preplanning Mistakes to Avoid

    Time and time again, we hear from Linton, Spencer, and Worthington families who’ve had this experience: After attending a funeral for a loved one, they decide it would be a good idea to express their preferences for their own funeral. After all, it’s common to have more opinions about your own end-of-life tribute than you…

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  • Understanding the Cremation and Burial Process

    Until a loved one dies, many families in Linton, Spencer, and Worthington don’t know the extent of end-of-life options, including the details of cremation, traditional burial, and the selection of a final resting place. Our Walton Funeral Service staff hears questions like, “Can we have a funeral even with cremation?” “Can we bury some of…

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  • Your Questions about Cremation…Answered

    For families in Linton, Spencer, and Worthington and Greene and Owen Counties, the choice of whether to have a traditional burial or cremation can be very personal. You have to take into consideration preferences, religious and cultural beliefs, and budget. At Walton Funeral Service, we believe, ultimately, you have to decide what makes sense for you…

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  • 10 Things you Need to Know About Grief

    Grief is a complex emotion that affects each person differently, but it has become clear over our years working with our neighbors in Linton, Spencer, and Worthington that the only way someone can successfully process grief is to start the steps of working through it. At Walton Funeral Service, our staff has been guiding families…

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