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Semian allows people to tell how great their loved one was by telling their story!!

Research has found that preparing ones own obituary can often prove to be therapeutic, not only for the individual, but for the family as well. By drafting the obituary in advance, the family can often begin to come to terms with the pending death and help begin to process the emotions, which will ensue.

It can also be a sense of pride for the individual and their family to look back on the accomplishments of a life. Too often, family members draft obituaries hastily in an effort to finalize all the arrangements. Although they have good intentions, the obituaries read as generic recaps of life, blending in with all the others appearing in the newspaper. Many times, the family leaves this task to a person, who may never have known the individual and only had sketchy biographical information to go on.

Everyone's life story, no matter how seemingly simple, is worth telling. We find that families who initially think there is not much to say are surprised to see how much there is to tell about their loved one if given time to think about it. An obituary need not be overly long or verbose to be meaningful. Semian Funeral Directors will work closely with you and your family to create an obituary that will be cherished for years to come and will become a source of pride and honor.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please contact Semian Funeral Home at 570-562-3530.

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