Grief Recovery

Our Care for You Extends Far Beyond the Service

Unlike many funeral homes, we don’t believe our responsibility to your family ends when the service is over. We are there for you throughout the grief process – which looks different for everyone. If you need help in the weeks and months after losing a loved one, we hope you will call us or reach out to us using our contact form for more information about our aftercare resources.

Local Grief Support Resources

GriefShare

For more information and to register, visit: www.griefshare.org

Local GriefShare Programs include:

Sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church
Thursday evenings, 6-8 pm
Former Plain City Elementary School
340 W. Main St., Room 110 (rear entrance), Plain City

Sponsored by Vista Community Church
Monday evenings, 7 -8:30pm
Vista Family & Student Center
8500 Memorial Drive, Suite C, Plain City

Grief Reading Suggestions

Books of General Interest 

  • For Bereaved Grandparents – By Margaret Gerner, Centering Corporation
  • Holiday Help – By Sandra Graves, Ph.D., A.T.R. and Sherry Williams, R.M., B.A.,
  • Men and Grief – By Carol Staudacher
  • No Time For Goodbyes – By Janice Lord
  • Suicide: A Guide For Those Left Behind – By Adina Wrobleski
  • The Bereaved Parent – By Harriet Sarnoff Schiff

Books for Children

Preschool

  • When Dinosaurs Die – By Laurie Kransy Brown and Mark Brown – A Guide to Understanding Death
  •  I’ll Miss You Mr. Hooper – Based on the Sesame Street Television script by Norman Stiles

Primary

  • In The Wake of Suicide, A Child’s Journey – By Diane Bouman Kulen, MS, CCLS. – In The Wake of Suicide is book about the journey of a young boy living with a depressed father who eventually commits suicide. Written for children ages 4-12. For more information for children grieving a loved one’s suicide please go to: www.InTheWakeOfSuicide.com.
  • It Must Hurt A Lot – By Doris Sanford – A child’s book about death and learning and growing. This book describes a boy’s reactions of anger, grief, and eventually acceptance when his dog dies. Includes suggestions to parents for helping a child deal with loss.
  • Lifetimes – By Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen – The beautiful way to explain death to children
  • Tell Me Papa – By Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson, Design and Illustrations by Kristi McClendon
  • Answers to questions children ask about death and dying

Intermediate

  • Mick Harte Was Here – By Barbara Park – Life will never be the same…

High School

  • Help for the Hard Times – By Earl Hipp with Illustrations by L.K. Hanson – Getting through the loss
  • I Will Remember You – By Laura Dower with an introduction and commentary by Elena Lister, M.D.
  • What to do When Someone You Love Dies, a Guidebook Through Grief for Teens

Books on Sibling Grief

  • Lost and Found – By Ellen Yeomans, Illustrated by Dee deRosa – Remembering a Sister

Books Related to Suicide

  • But I didn’t Say Goodbye – By Barbara Rubel – For parents and professionals helping child suicide survivors