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The Cremation with Confidence™ Guarantee: Why It Matters for You

While it’s not right for everyone, all across the country, more people than ever are selecting cremation, with cremation rates expected to reach nearly 79% by 2035. Families in Indianapolis, Greenwood, and Pendleton and all of the surrounding counties are no exception, with many opting for cremation due to convenience, greater religious acceptance, matters of […]

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Four Types of Funeral Ceremonies

Planning a funeral involves many personal decisions concerning how you or your loved one wish to be laid to rest. We often hear questions from the Indianapolis, Greenwood, and Pendleton families we serve about the major differences between the funeral options we offer and what will fit best for their wishes, traditions, preferences, and budget. […]

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5 Ways to Tell a Story Through a Funeral Reception

Storytelling has been around since the beginning of time. Stories define us, connect us, and help us heal. That’s why our caring team at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory finds it so important to help families tell stories about their loved ones in ways that are personal and meaningful. Stories told during funerals, […]

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What Should I Send? And Other Funeral Etiquette Tips

When someone dies, it is often difficult to know how to show your support to the loved one’s family. Of course, you know they are probably feeling sad, shocked, overwhelmed, angry – or any combination of these emotions. What might help you when you are feeling that way may not be the same for them. […]

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6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory. Some of the families we serve in Indianapolis, Greenwood and Pendleton say it’s the […]

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Responding to a Friend Who is Grieving

All of us in the Indianapolis, Greenwood, and Pendleton communities have been touched by loss. Even if you haven’t lost someone very close to you, you probably love someone who has. So what happens when a friend is in the grips of grief? It can be hard to know what to do, especially if death […]

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We Are Proud to Fly the Flag for Our Veterans

As we consider the young men and women who have fought for our freedom throughout the years, whether overseas and protecting our borders at home, the words “You’re a grand ole’ flag, you’re a high-flying flag” take on special meaning. As Americans – and as members of the Indianapolis, Greenwood, and Pendleton communities – we […]

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The Top 4 Questions to Ask a Cremation Provider

While cremation is becoming an increasingly popular choice for families in Indianapolis, Greenwood and Pendleton, it’s important to remember this: Not all cremation providers are equal. Scandals in the media have caused many to be leery of cremation, and rightfully so. On top of that, the choice to cremate can involve personal, religious, or societal […]

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“When is Grandma coming back?”— Explaining Death to Children

Knowing what to say to children when a loved one dies can be a challenge. Many Indianapolis, Greenwood and Pendleton families have approached our team at ­­­­Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory  over the years wondering about the “best” ways to handle such a complex and emotional topic. In our work helping families plan […]

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4 Reasons to Choose a Family-Owned Funeral Home

One of the questions we’re often asked here at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory is whether there’s any noticeable difference between a family-owned funeral home and a funeral home that is part of a corporate-owned chain. Our answer is always a resounding, “Yes!” For more than 6 generations our family has been committed […]

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