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The funeral directors of Tiffany A. Smith Life Memorial Centre would be honored to have the families of Overland, MO visit their beautiful facilities. They welcome the opportunity to assist families in honoring and celebrating the life of a loved one. Our compassionate funeral professionals encourage families to focus on the things that made their deceased unique and use this as inspiration in designing a final tribute. By combining the family‚Äôs thorough knowledge of the loved one with the innovative ideas of the funeral directors, an ideal commemorative event will be created. 

As was stated above, it is important to include elements of the individuality of the departed when paying homage to him or her. A good way to do this is by incorporating their favorite music, religious or literary passages, flowers, setting and foods into the service. A memorial gathering allows families to choose the location of the event and to theme it to reflect a cherished hobby, sport, interest or lifestyle of the loved one. Also, memorial ceremonies can be held at any time after the burial or cremation of the deceased, allowing families as much time as they need for planning. Guests visiting from greater distances are given the opportunity to find cheaper accommodations and travel arrangements than may be available within the first few days following the death. Highly personalized to the deceased, a memorial service will highlight his or her life path, specific accomplishments and the precious relationships they had with relatives and friends.

A traditional funeral service is a more formal affair. Often the family will arrange for an open casket wake or closed casket visitation period to come before the funeral. Many families find comfort in this form of final arrangements because they likely have experienced it several times in the past. Conventional services can be obtained by families choosing interment or cremation for the departed. When a loved one is to be cremated, he or she is placed in a rental or cremation casket for the viewing or visitation and subsequent funeral service. Cremation caskets are utilized for the cremation process, as well. 

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