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After serving so many of the families in University City, MO, the funeral directors of Tiffany A. Smith Life Memorial Centre are well aware of how difficult it is to lose a loved one and to make final arrangements for him or her. When you are in the early stages of mourning, it is easy for you to believe that it would be best to handle things as simply and as quickly as possible. However, in this situation, this is not the best alternative. Grief specialists universally agree that holding a service or ceremony in honor of the departed is necessary for healing after such a tremendous loss in a healthy way. You are doing yourself and your surviving loved ones a great service by providing for a sound foundation to begin the healing process.

Bringing your family and friends together gives them all the chance to exchange kind memories and stories, accept and express their thoughts and feelings and to comfort and support each other as they grieve. With either burial or cremation, you can choose to have a loving and dignified funeral or memorial service. Such events are official recognitions of the passing that celebrate the life path, achievements, uniqueness and relationships of your loved one. We would be honored to co-host the gathering of those closest to you at our beautiful and pristine facilities. As an alternative option, you can arrange for the assembly to take place in a place that held significance to your departed. Regardless of where it is held, the tribute paid to your loved one will have a positive influence on the lives of all whom you invite.

We make arrangements for the interment of your loved one in the local cemetery of your choice. Many families go the more conventional route and arrange for a viewing, wake or visitation with an open or closed casket, and then a traditional funeral service. After this, there is a procession bringing your departed to his or her final place of rest. You can also hold a less formal memorial gathering in your deceased’s memory, staging the commemoration in your place of residence, a park, beach, mountaintop or your loved one’s favorite restaurant. 

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