Obituaries

Millie Shannon
B: 1914-05-12
D: 2018-12-12
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Shannon, Millie
Mamie Hernandez
B: 1921-12-20
D: 2018-12-11
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Hernandez, Mamie
Jamie Euresti
B: 1931-10-20
D: 2018-12-11
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Euresti, Jamie
Sally McGuirt
B: 1952-03-01
D: 2018-12-11
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McGuirt, Sally
Angela Hoage
B: 1959-09-23
D: 2018-12-11
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Hoage, Angela
Irene Gaffney
B: 1932-06-22
D: 2018-12-10
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Gaffney, Irene
Thomas Hellerich
B: 1947-04-02
D: 2018-12-09
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Hellerich, Thomas
Christine McLaughlin
B: 1950-05-24
D: 2018-12-08
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McLaughlin, Christine
Evelyn Martin
B: 1922-08-27
D: 2018-12-06
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Martin, Evelyn
Alonzo Garza
B: 1944-04-16
D: 2018-12-03
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Garza, Alonzo
Tomie Connell
B: 1930-01-29
D: 2018-12-03
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Connell, Tomie
Connor Gillmore
B: 1996-10-07
D: 2018-12-03
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Gillmore, Connor
Dennis Blodgett
B: 1938-08-12
D: 2018-12-01
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Blodgett, Dennis
Virgil Baxter
B: 1922-04-22
D: 2018-12-01
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Baxter, Virgil
Hercules Castro
B: 1971-12-15
D: 2018-12-01
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Castro, Hercules
Steven Alexander
B: 1953-06-09
D: 2018-11-30
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Alexander, Steven
Orville Thomason
B: 1921-01-13
D: 2018-11-28
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Thomason, Orville
Charles Kler
B: 1944-01-21
D: 2018-11-25
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Kler, Charles
William West
B: 1932-09-24
D: 2018-11-25
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West, William
Shirley Bullard
B: 1933-11-13
D: 2018-11-24
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Bullard, Shirley
John Schefcik
B: 1927-03-23
D: 2018-11-24
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Schefcik, John

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Cremation Services

Types of Cremation Services
 

There are three basic cremation service choices:

1. Simple cremation
          This service includes:

  • Transfer of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home
  • Arrangement conference with family to obtain information necessary to secure death certificates, cremation permit and assistance in preparing and submitting obituary to newspaper(s) if desired
  • The cremation of the deceased
  • Placing the cremated remains in a selected urn
  • Giving family the urn containing the cremated remains
  • Merchandise not included

2.  Cremation with Celebration of Life Service
     This service includes:

  • Everything in the Simple Cremation Service above
  • Assistance in planning and coordinating a public or private Celebration of Life Service
  • Securing a minister or other person to lead the service
  • Preparation of a Life Tribute Video DVD to be shown during the service
  • Assistance in securing musicians or pre-recorded music
  •  Receiving and displaying floral tributes
  • Greeting and assisting guests
  • Service direction
  • Merchandise not included
  • Viewing not included, but available upon request

3.  Traditional Funeral Service Followed by Cremation
      This service includes:

  • Everything in the Cremation with Celebration of Life service above
  • Embalming, care and preparation of the deceased for public viewing
  • Public viewing (Includes Recitation of the Rosary for Catholic families)
  • Use of the Norwood Cremation Casket (rental)
  • No other merchandise included


What is a Celebration of Life Service?
Every day, we hear stories about how people are struggling to find meaningful ways to honor a loved one who has been cremated. Somehow they think that cremation means there can be no remembrance service, or commemorative event – and that’s simply not true.

A cremation Celebration of Life service simply sets aside time to celebrate the personality and accomplishments of someone you loved. And, it gives comfort and support to those left behind. It can take place prior to the cremation, or afterwards. It can also be part of a scattering ceremony.

Here are some popular places for Celebration of Life services:

  • Adamson Chapel - formal or informal
  • Adamson Reception Center - memorial reception
  • The Family Residence
  • A Place of Worship
  • A Neighborhood Clubhouse
  • A Favorite Restaurant
  • During a Family Reunion
  •  A Local Park
  • A Golf Course
  • A Mountain Cabin
  • A Favorite Family Vacation Spot

The cremation ceremony you create should be full of experiences: sights, sounds, word, music; good food, and good friends. You could incorporate:

  • A memorial reception or luncheon
  • A photo slideshow of your loved one's life
  • A playlist of favorite songs
  • A time for guests to come forward to tell stories: they could light a candle before or after the story has been shared.
  • Scattering the cremated remains during the ceremony
  • Distributing cremated remains in small containers so that family and guests take a memento to keep.
  • Placing a small amount of cremated remains in a floatable, biodegradable structure, to be released into water
  • Arranging for bagpipes or a dove release
  • Gathering friends for a tree planting, garden or special spot in honor of your loved one

     

THINK!    CREATE!    INSPIRE!

At Adamson, we think these three words are important to consider when planning a service of remembrance.

THINK - Most people don't like to think about death, but we believe it is important to think about the kind of service that would best represent your life and provide maximum comfort for those you leave behind.

CREATE - Just as every life is unique, every remembrance service should reflect that uniqueness.   Cookie cutter and one-size-fits-all services are no longer providing meaning and often come across as superficial.  What would the perfect service for you or your loved one look like?  Where would it be held?  With a little effort you can create a truly memorable experience for those that attend. 

INSPIRE - A well-planned funeral will be inspiring!  Hearing stories at a remembrance service about lives well-lived can inspire us all to be better parents, grandparents, co-workers and friends; and can motivate us to make each day count!