Funeral Director Daily

Finding the Passion

By Funeral Director Daily / March 27, 2018 /

Just this past weekend I read an rather uneventful article about a new employee at a Tiffin, Ohio based funeral home that you can read here.  The article centers on the employment of young funeral director Jacob Bowers and his relatively new employment at the Hoffman-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home and Crematory. The article, in essence, tells…

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Park Lawn Corporation Sets Dividend

By Funeral Director Daily / March 26, 2018 /

Last Thursday, March 22, Park Lawn Corporation announced its March monthly dividend.  The company retained the dividend at $0.038 per month which figures out to a yearly dividend of $0.46 per share. Park Lawn’s stock closed last Friday at $26.60 per share leading the dividend to pay a yield of 1.7%.  That stock price compares…

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Texas Cemetery Plans for the Future

By Funeral Director Daily / March 26, 2018 /

I recently read an article in GoSanAngelo.com that you can read here that dealt with the City of San Angelo and its future plans for the Fairmount City Cemetery. A couple of years ago a master plan was funded and that plan has indicated that the cemetery should capitalize on Fairmount’s assets and make the…

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Cities Cutting Back Funeral Escorts

By Funeral Director Daily / March 23, 2018 /

An article appeared in the Minneapolis Tribune that you can read here that pertained specifically to the city of Rosemount, Minnesota, but dealt with the Minneapolis-St. Paul metroplex in general and the practice of local police departments of escorting funeral corteges from the place of service to the cemetery for interment. The article explained that…

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West Virginia Fails to Pass Funeral Board Bill

By Funeral Director Daily / March 22, 2018 /

  In a unique situation the State of West Virginia has no members currently sitting on the Board of Funeral Service Examiners.  According to an article that you can read here in the West Virginia Gazette Mail, the state legislature was planning on having a bill passed that would have transferred the board’s duties and…

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How Do You Get More Market Share?

By Funeral Director Daily / March 22, 2018 /

There is not a business around that doesn’t want a bigger piece of the pie when it comes to market share.  Funeral businesses and funeral home owners are no different.  So, what is the secret in building your market share? First, there is no silver bullet on how it is done.  However, just like Major…

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Two Missouri Funeral Homes Become One

By Funeral Director Daily / March 21, 2018 /

An article that appeared recently on the Bolivarmonews.com web-site which you can read here announced the merger of two funeral homes in Buffalo, Missouri into one facility.  It was announced that the Cantlon-Otterness Funeral Home and the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home will become one entity owned by the Howe family of Lebanon, Missouri. The Howe family…

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South Koreans Preferring Cremation

By Funeral Director Daily / March 20, 2018 /

  The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare recently released a report that indicates that since the 1990’s South Koreans have been preferring cremation at a very high percentage.  An article published in the Straits Times that you can read here indicates that over 80% of South Koreans now choose cremation. The article points…

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Colorado Funeral Home / Body Broker Continues Under Investigation

By Funeral Director Daily / March 20, 2018 /

Reuters has reported in a report that you can read here that the Sunset Mesa Funeral Home of Montrose, Colorado, and its associated business, Donor Services, remains under investigation by the FBI.  In addition, a lawsuit has been filed by Shirley Hollenback and her daughter alleging that the remains she received purported to be the…

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Janssen Forced to Stop at Iditarod

By Funeral Director Daily / March 19, 2018 /

While we don’t know why at this time, Anchorage funeral director, Scott Janssen – The Mushin’ Mortician – was forced to scratch in the Iditarod Sled Dog race only 22 miles from the finish line in Nome, Alaska.  Janssen and his team of dogs had trekked 976 of the 998 mile course in the past…

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