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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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  • 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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