| Nov 3, 2011
| 3:56 PM
Photos of the deceased were lit by candles, and some of the bereaved wore their coats indoors as many funeral homes proceeded without electricity this week across Connecticut.
On Sunday and Monday, obituaries had already run in newspapers with the...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:55 PM
It’s a small rural town in Texas and an assistant funeral director – Bernie Tiede – is perhaps the most beloved funeral director in the history of the profession. He’s not just trying to up-sell you a more expensive casket…...
| May 18, 2012
| 6:00 PM
You know the adage: being in the wrong place at the wrong time. What about the wrong grave in the wrong clothes?
That's what happened to Mercedes Rodriguez. The 87-year-old woman died in September 2010. Instead of getting her ready for the trek back to...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Heroin appears to have claimed the life of another young person in Naperville, police said.
Just days after losing their son, the family of 20-year-old John C. Kacena already is looking to help other parents whose children are struggling with addiction,...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Dozens of mourners gathered outside a Crystal Lake funeral home today as the remains of John Larimer were returned home after the Navy intelligence officer was killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting last week.
Some mourners stood with their...
| May 21, 2012
| 9:36 AM
1) Adzima Funeral Home
“We're very proud of what we do,” says Matt Adzima, the co-owner of Adzima Funeral Home and the fourth generation of his family to work in the business. The funeral home distinguishes itself “with the love and...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:08 PM
A family in Detroit is furious after they say police failed to find a mysterious gunshot wound on a man's chest, and had to hear the news from the funeral home.
This all started last Friday after a woman found her friend, 59-year-old Leslie Brook, face-...
| May 4, 2012
| 3:48 AM
The folks at the Russell Haven Funeral Home in Green Cove Springs are putting the FUN back in FUNeral homes, reports First Coast News in Jacksonville.
"We've had a bridal shower, Sunday School party, baby shower, surprise birthday party and board...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 1:07 PM
The family of Former Kentwood Mayor Richard Root announced his funeral arrangements shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Chapel at...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 11:48 AM
I was shocked to learn that when someone dies and wants to be buried in a coffin in Louisiana there is only one group of people you can buy that coffin from: members of the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.
You see, only this...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Just days after stepping down as Kentwood’s long time mayor, Richard Root died last week. Monday, the community began paying its final respects at a visitation for the beloved public servant.
Person after person filed into the Matthysse Kuiper...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 2:20 PM
It's a fitting goodbye for a superstar with down home roots. Flown by Tyler Perry's private plane from LA to Newark, Whitney Houston's body arrived at the local funeral home in a golden hearse, accompanied by her Grammy Award winning mother Cissy, and...