The Department of Veterans' Affairs
- Request Military Service Records, including DD214
The Social Security Administration
- Allows survivors to report the death of the loved. The site also provides information on potential benefits that can be claimed by the survivors.
The National Cemetery Administration
- Honors Veterans with a final resting place and lasting memorials that commemorate their service to our nation.
- Official government site on Medicare benefits. Learn about benefits, obtain contact information, and compare healthcare plans in your area.
As a convenience to family members and friends who are arriving from out of town, we’ve compiled a list of some of the local amenities near the funeral home.
Memorial Card Prayer Selection
PRAYER CHOICE: 1
Another Leaf Has Fallen
Another leaf has fallen,
another soul has gone.
But still we have God's promises,
in every robin's song.
For He is in His heaven,
and though He takes away,
He always leaves to mortals,
the bright sun's kindly ray.
He leaves the fragrant blossoms,
and lovely forest, green.
And gives us new found comfort,
when we on Him will lean.
PRAYER CHOICE: 2
You Toiled So Hard for those you Loved
You toiled so hard for those you loved.
You said goodbye to none,
your spirit flew before we knew,
your work on earth was done.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
as time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face:
no one can fill your vacant place.
Your life was love and labor.
Your love for your family true.
You did the best for all of us.
We will always remember you.
PRAYER CHOICE: 3
The Blow was Great, the Shock Severe
The blow was great, the shock severe,
We little thought the end was near.
And only those who have lost can tell
The pain of parting without farewell.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you did not go alone.
A part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
PRAYER CHOICE: 4
Those We Love Must Someday Pass
Those we love must someday
pass beyond our present sight...
Must leave us and the world
we know without their radiant light.
But we know that like a candle
their lovely light will surely shine
to brighten up another place
more perfect... more divine.
And in the realm of Heaven where
they shine so warm and bright.
Our loved ones live forevermore
in God’s eternal light.
PRAYER CHOICE: 5
Now I lay me down to sleep;
I pray thee, Lord, my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake,
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take.
PRAYER CHOICE: 6
God grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and Wisdom to know the difference.
PRAYER CHOICE: 7
I am home in heaven, dear ones;
oh, so happy and so bright!
There is a perfect joy and
beauty in the everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
safely home in heaven at last.
There is work still waiting for you,
so you must not idly stand,
do it now, while life remaineth–
you shall rest in God’s own land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
oh, the rapture of that meeting
oh, the joy to see you come!
PRAYER CHOICE: 8
A Light is from our Household Gone
A light is from our household gone,
a voice we loved is stilled,
a place is vacant in our home
which never can be filled.
God gave us a beautiful father -
a father who never grew old,
you were always there with a helping
hand help us now to accept His plan.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
as time goes by we miss you more,
your loving smile, your gentle face
no one can take our “father’s place.”
PRAYER CHOICE: 9
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who
trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, forever.
PRAYER CHOICE: 10
A Bouquet of Beautiful Memories
A bouquet of beautiful memories,
Sprayed with a million tears,
Wishing God could have spared you,
If just for a few more years.
We cannot bring the old days back,
When we were all together,
Our family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.
PRAYER CHOICE: 11
Guardian Angel from
heaven so bright,
watching beside me
to lead me aright,
fold thy wings round me,
and guard me with love,
softly sing songs to me
of heaven above.
PRAYER CHOICE: 12
Love Lives On
Those we love remain with us
for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never fade
because a loved one's gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there is memory,
they'll live on in the heart.
PRAYER CHOICE: 13
I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one,
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun of happy memories
that I leave behind when day is done.
PRAYER CHOICE: 14
If Tears Could Build A Stairwell
If tears could build a stairwell
and memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken,
no time to say good-bye...
My heart still aches in sadness
and secret tears still flow,
What it means to lose you
the world will never know.
PRAYER CHOICE: 15
God Needed an Angel in Heaven
God needed an angel in heaven
to stand at the Savior’s feet;
His choice must be the rarest
a lily pure and sweet.
He gazed upon the mighty throng
then stopped and picked the best,
With Jesus she’s [he's] now at rest.
PRAYER CHOICE: 16
We Sat Beside Your Bedside
We sat beside your bedside,
Our hearts were crushed and sore;
We did our best to the end,
‘Til we could do no more.
In tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away;
And though our hearts were breaking,
We knew you could not stay.
You left behind aching hearts,
That loved you most sincere;
We never shall and never will
Forget you Mother [Father] dear.
PRAYER CHOICE: 17
If I Should Go
If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don't you ever cry.
The love that's deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You'll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal the scars.
PRAYER CHOICE: 18
Never Say Goodbye To Love
Never say goodbye to love,
And let it pass away,
And always hold me in your heart,
And think of me each day.
For my love is always with you
From now until the end,
For moments shared will never die,
And true love shall transcend.
PRAYER CHOICE: 19
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of
righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house
of the Lord forever.
IRISH PRAYER #1
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in
the hollow of His hand.
IRISH PRAYER #2
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of
Saint Patrick behold you.
IRISH PRAYER #3
May God be with you and bless you,
May you see your children’s children,
May you be poor in misfortune,
rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but
happiness from this day forward.
IRISH PRAYER #4
May you see God’s light on the path ahead
When the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear,
Even in your hour of sorrow,
The gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness
Never turn your heart to stone,
May you always remember
when the shadows fall—
You do not walk alone.