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Funeral Planning

Things to Consider When Choosing an Urn

If you have made the decision to be cremated for yourself or someone else, one of the decisions you will be faced with is choosing an urn for the cremains. This decision alone can involve four factors. What is the purpose of the urn? While this may seem self-evident, it…...

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The Difference 100 Years Has Made in American Funerals

Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory has a long history of serving Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area families. John J. Radel started in the funeral service in 1878. In the over 100 years since we have grown and changed with the times. We were one of the first funeral…...

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Six Misperceptions to be Aware of When it Comes to Funerals

There have always been misperceptions about funerals and the funeral home industry. Although more information is available today than ever before, some of these misperceptions persist. Here are six misperceptions that people still have about funerals. 1. To Pre-Plan a Funeral You Have to Pre-Pay for a Funeral. Many people…...

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8 Questions You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask a Potential Funeral Director

Planning a funeral is an emotional time. It is one of the reasons pre-planning is such a good idea. Whether you are pre-planning or making arrangements in real time, there are some questions you should not hesitate to ask a potential funeral director. How long have you been in business?…...

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Why Life Insurance Is Such a Good Idea

  At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes, we consider it part of our service to make a challenging experience more comforting. From your first contact with us through following up on services, our caring staff will help you through this difficult time. We have found that there are two things;…...

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Why “Celebrations of Life” are Growing in Popularity

We often get inquiries from families who are struggling with the fact that a loved one wanted a “party” and not a traditional wake in the event of their death. The family’s struggles come from the fact that they are grieving, yet want to honor the wishes of their family…...

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Where Did Funerals Come From?

Funerals have always held a fascination for some people. Funeral traditions around the world range from the macabre to the celebratory. There is actually a National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, Texas that showcases the history of funerals in this country. But funerals were carried out long before the…...

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Funeral vs Cremation: What’s Best for You?

More people than ever are choosing cremation over a traditional funeral and burial. There are positive and negatives aspects to both, so which is right for you? Since you can’t reverse the cremation process, it is important you consider them carefully. Religion While cremation is now widely accepted by most…...

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The Multiple Purposes of a Funeral Service

Some people, when pre-planning a funeral service for themselves, will fail to realize the full purpose of a funeral service. They may not want friends or family to be inconvenienced with an extravagant funeral service. They may not want funds spent or “wasted” on a funeral. They may not even…...

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Preparing for a Funeral Checklist

Planning is a useful and beneficial process throughout our lives. We may make plans for a wedding, plans to have children and plan for their education. We make plans to buy a house or plan for retirement. Yet for many, planning for their own funeral may be something they are…...

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