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Working for the Weekend
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Working for the Weekend

Since it is Friday and I could not find a single great story to bring to you, I thought I would just give you several articles with each having a little tease and let you pick and choose which ones you would like to learn more about. Cape Canaveral Cemetery — The Cape Canaveral Cemetery held a “You are Not Forgotten” day and interred the cremated remains of several veterans who had been unclaimed on Saturday, February 2.  Thanks to […]

Women Funeral Directors continue making their mark
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Women Funeral Directors continue making their mark

I’ve mentioned it before but when I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1980 I believe that there was one woman in our graduating class of about 40 people (2.5%).  I’m not amazed at the progress that women in the industry have made since that time because the ones I know do a great job as funeral directors. Just yesterday I came across two articles dealing with the gender changes in funeral service.  […]

Trailblazing Woman Owner Still on the Job
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Trailblazing Woman Owner Still on the Job

The Lockport (NY) Journal recently ran an article on funeral director Amy Lange in their Editor’s Pick Section.  The article, that you can read here, deals with the Lange Funeral Home and Ms. Lange’s unique position in the funeral industry as a female owner/operator for the past 34 years. It turns out that Amy Lange wanted to enter the family business owned by her father and received her funeral director’s license in January 1982.  Unfortunately, her father, Mark Lange, who […]

The Growing Numbers of Women Funeral Directors
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The Growing Numbers of Women Funeral Directors

I came across an article the other day  on nextavenue.org that you can read here pertaining to the growing number of women who are entering the funeral director field.  The article focused on funeral director Jan Smith of Indianapolis who attended mortuary school in the 1990s.  Ms. Smith recalls that the number of females in her class was only about 5%. Today, the article states that the National Funeral Director’s Association membership includes 16% of its current membership as female […]