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Obituaries

Deloris "Dee' Stamm
B: 1940-11-16
D: 2017-06-24
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Stamm, Deloris "Dee'
D'James "DJ" Moore
B: 2000-04-19
D: 2017-06-22
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Moore, D'James "DJ"
Mary Skulsky
B: 1923-03-09
D: 2017-06-14
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Skulsky, Mary
Susan Jolly
B: 1952-05-05
D: 2017-06-08
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Jolly, Susan
Barbara Raetz VanEgeren
B: 1957-10-15
D: 2017-06-08
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VanEgeren, Barbara Raetz
Leona M. "Lee" Hull
B: 1932-02-13
D: 2017-06-07
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Hull, Leona M. "Lee"
Carolyn Cunningham
B: 1943-11-16
D: 2017-06-06
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Cunningham, Carolyn
Marilyn Roth
B: 1931-06-18
D: 2017-05-29
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Roth, Marilyn
Benjamin "Benny" Ulmer
B: 1947-02-13
D: 2017-05-27
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Ulmer, Benjamin "Benny"
James Harry "Jim" Von Handorf
B: 1947-03-06
D: 2017-05-22
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Von Handorf, James Harry "Jim"
Norman Howard "Howie" Micklem
B: 1963-06-26
D: 2017-05-22
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Micklem, Norman Howard "Howie"
Donald L. "Donnie" White
B: 1951-11-06
D: 2017-05-08
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White, Donald L. "Donnie"
Michael Semelsberger
B: 1953-11-15
D: 2017-05-06
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Semelsberger, Michael
Priscilla Weston
B: 1929-03-21
D: 2017-05-03
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Weston, Priscilla
Paul Broughton
B: 1986-06-15
D: 2017-04-28
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Broughton, Paul
George Simmons
B: 1932-03-27
D: 2017-04-27
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Simmons, George
Constance "Connie" Ross
B: 1937-12-18
D: 2017-04-13
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Ross, Constance "Connie"
Kay Teeters
B: 1944-05-22
D: 2017-04-11
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Teeters, Kay
Susan Humphrey
B: 1949-01-24
D: 2017-04-11
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Humphrey, Susan
Robert Thompson
B: 1924-11-06
D: 2017-04-08
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Thompson, Robert
George Janicki
B: 1928-09-11
D: 2017-04-07
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Janicki, George

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How to Plan a Funeral

funeral planning funeral checklist how to plan a funeral flowersWhen faced with a loss, many confront the question with regards to funeral planning, “where do I start?” It can seem overwhelming to plan a funeral while also process the myriad of emotions that come along with a loss. At Conner & Koch Funeral Home, we are here to help. We have been dedicated to serving the families of Bellbrook and the surrounding area for many years and strive to provide the highest level of service. Although there are many decisions to be made when funeral planning, we promise that we will be there to guide you through every step of the way.

To help you to gain an understanding of the funeral planning process, we have put together this funeral checklist. This will provide you with some background knowledge on how to plan a funeral so that when you meet with us, you’ll know what to expect.

Funeral Planning Checklist

The First Decision: Burial or Cremation

One of the first decisions that you will need to make when planning a funeral is burial or cremation. You may already know your loved one’s preference, they may have pre-arranged their funeral services, or you may be faced with the decision yourself. We encourage you to explore both options to determine the best choice for your family’s unique needs. Should you have any questions, or require more information, we invite you to contact us and we will be happy to share our knowledge and expertise with you.

Funeral Service Options

At Conner & Koch Funeral Home we offer a wide range of funeral service options in order to meet each family’s distinct requirements. Some families prefer a full, traditional funeral service with viewings, a funeral ceremony, committal service and reception. Others are looking for a simpler service, perhaps a single visitation, or no service at all. Another available option is an unconventional service, such as a Celebration of Life or a Memorial Service. Whatever your decision, know that our team of dedicated staff will help you to plan a funeral that is memorable and personalized.

Choosing Funeral Products

There are a wide array of funeral products now available on the market. Where traditional funeral products consisted of caskets, urns, burial vaults and stationery, it now includes products such as keepsake urns, memorial jewelry and more. At Conner & Koch Funeral Home we carry a wide variety of funeral products in an array of styles and a variety of price points. Each piece has been hand-selected by our qualified staff for it’s beauty, craftsmanship and affordability, so you know you’ll be purchasing a quality product.

Organizing the Details

Just as with any milestone event, there are many details to be put together when funeral planning. Our staff will look after the logistics of the funeral services and assist you through any details that we many need from you. From transportation to flowers, refreshments to register book, our team will ensure that the funeral services run smoothly and seamlessly.

Taking Care of Paperwork, Property, Finances and Legalities

You will need to take care of the finances, legal arrangements and estate details left behind by the person who has passed away. Although this part of the funeral planning process is tedious, it is an important part of starting the healing process. We will look after some of the pieces in this step for you, like registering the death, providing death certificates. We have provided some excellent resources on our website regarding legal matters, estate matters and important documents in the Legal & Estate Guidance information.

We hope that you have found this funeral planning checklist to be helpful and that it has provided you with an introduction on what to expect when planning a funeral. On the below pages, we provide further advice with regards to planning cremation services or celebrations of life. Should you have any questions, or if you require our assistance, we invite you to contact us at any time.

 

Preparing For a Funeral Service
What is involved in preparing for a funeral service? The specific details largely depend on whether you are a member of the immediate or extended family, or simply a guest. Learn more about preparing for a funeral in this section of our website.
How to Plan a Cremation Service
Choosing cremation doesn't mean there can't be a remembrance service. Learn how to plan for the memorialization of a loved one through ceremony and remembrance.
How to Plan-a-Celebration of Life
Because it's an opportunity to showcase someone's unique life story and achievements, today's celebration-of-life is a deeply personal event. If you think such an event is the right choice for your situation, here's what should know about planning celebrations-of-life.
Funeral Service Trends
Today's families can choose from a wide variety of funeral services ranging from the traditional to a more personalized celebration-of-life. In this section, we invite you to learn more about the change in funeral service trends.

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