Having the chance to say goodbye face to face, with your family and supporters around you in a loving and calm environment, helps you heal.

The Pray Way – A Healing Funeral

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
Posted under How to develop a memorial, How we can help you, Value of a funeral

Witness to Healing There is nothing in life more difficult then the loss of a loved one.  For five generations our family and staff at Pray Funeral Home have helped countless families, overwhelmed by grief and the finality of the moment, begin the process of healing.   We have witnessed first hand how inspirational and transformational […]

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Funeral Etiquette – Don’t spill the flowers

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Oh dear I have to visit the funeral home! No one looks forward  to visiting the Funeral Home, however, if you follow some simple rules of funeral etiquette, the family will appreciate your presence.  It is their chance to receive the comfort from you and anyone else who visits the funeral home.  The funeral home […]

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Grinch, Grouch, or Grief and Christmas

Posted on December 15, 2017 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Ahh, the Holidays. If you have lost a family member, a spouse, a sibling, or a child, the Holidays may bring anxiety. Everybody around you seems to be a bit giddy; conversation often turns to plans for Christmas. It seems that everyone, even strangers, want to share what holiday parties they are invited to, what […]

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A Day In The Life: Monday

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
Posted under A Day In The Life of a Funeral Director

Monday morning started way too early. I received a call from a funeral home in a distant city to help a family in our town. The funeral director asked if I could meet a family at their home where their mother had died following a lengthy illness. Due to the distance it would be some […]

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A Day In The Life: Wednesday

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Joe Pray | 1 Comment
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Wednesday, Humpday! As the orange juice splashed into the plain clear glass, the background noise of eggs frying in the pan was the only other sound in the kitchen. Oh boy, the obituaries! I stepped out on the porch to get the morning paper to see what had happened in the world, and to follow […]

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