Grief

  • 5 Ways to Help Children Remember Their Grandparents

    For many children, a grandparent’s love is like none other. The security, the steadiness, the warmth – that kind of love fosters a connection that cannot be replicated. That kind of love is also why the death of a grandparent can leave a child – no matter their age – feeling stunned and lost. Our […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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