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  • 4 Reasons to Choose a Family-Owned Funeral Home

      One of the questions we’re often asked here at Walton Funeral Service is whether there’s any noticeable difference between a family-owned funeral home and a funeral home that is part of a corporate-owned chain. Our answer is always a resounding, “Yes!”   For generations, Walton Funeral Service has been committed to serving our neighbors…

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  • Is Traditional Burial Better than Cremation?

    Families have to make many important and deeply personal decisions after a loved one dies, including whether to choose traditional burial or cremation. Often, this decision is a complicated one due to conflicting opinions, religious convictions, and financial considerations. That’s where the professional staff at Walton Funeral Service comes in. We know a meaningful tribute brings a great deal of healing,…

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  • What Does It Mean to Be Patriotic?

      When our country is in peril, Americans – and especially those from Worthington, Spencer, and Linton– are quick to rally to her aid. When we’ve been attacked, our men and women fight with uncommon valor. During times of crisis, our patriotic emotions are there for all to see. We wear our colors and put…

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  • Funeral Etiquette

      At Walton Funeral Service, Inc., we have heard many questions from the Linton, Spencer, and Worthington communities about what is appropriate to wear and say at a funeral. Everyone is different, and each person’s life can be celebrated in a unique manner. It’s a big reason why we provide personalized funeral services for families…

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  • 7 Tips for Grieving Men

    At Walton Funeral Service, our compassionate staff helps our grieving neighbors throughout Linton, Spencer, and Worthington. Grief over the death of a loved one is a difficult thing for anyone, no matter their gender. Because of socialization and cultural norms, many men experience grief in a particular way. Compared to women, men tend to grieve in isolation and…

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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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  • 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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