Funeral Director Daily

Funeral Home Settles Pre-Need Case

By Funeral Director Daily / February 23, 2017 /

WVAH and the Charleston Gazette mail report that a Putnam County, West Virginia funeral home has reached a settlement in a case from 2015 in which the funeral home submitted death claims on preneed funeral plans for people who were not yet deceased. Homesteaders Life Insurance Company contends that the Gatens-Harding Funeral Home claimed over…

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Our Thoughts – The Future of Rural Funeral Homes

By Funeral Director Daily / February 16, 2017 /

Ever wonder what the future of the small-town 30 call firm is. When I started in the funeral business in 1980 in a regional center type of community – 30,000 population – we served an area about 15 miles around us. Outside of that 15 mile radius there were several small communities that each had…

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Kansas Funeral Home has New Owners

By Funeral Director Daily / February 15, 2017 /

After operating the Brenneman Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Liberal, Kansas, for 17 years, Rick and Mellissa Brenneman sold the business to employee Mike Hornung and his wife Kelly effective January 31. Mike, who formerly worked with the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary, graduated from Arapahoe Community College Mortuary Arts program and has worked at…

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Minnesota to Add Alkaline Hydrolysis

By Funeral Director Daily / February 15, 2017 /

According to a recent article, Metro First Call of suburban Minneapolis is planning to install equipment later this year to become the first business in Minnesota to allow “Alkaline Hydrolysis” to other funeral homes. Among other names, Alkaline Hydrolysis is known as “Green Cremation” or “Flameless Cremation” because bodies are decomposed of by using water…

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Funeral Director’s Life Recognized

By Funeral Director Daily / February 15, 2017 /

Funeral Director Life (FDLIC) of Abilene, Texas was recognized by FORTUNE Magazine and Great Place to Work as one the “Best Workplaces in Texas for 2017″. It was ranked #6 overall for the State of Texas. According to an company press release, employees expressed their appreciation for FDLIC’s unique culture and work environment. FDLIC was…

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