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Why Wouldn’t You Preplan Your Funeral?

January 13, 2020

Most of us don’t like to think about our own mortality – let alone plan for it. Sure, we make arrangements for other events in life. Think of the planning involved when you make a major purchase or organize a vacation or party. Not to mention the thought and time… Read More

Tips for Improving Your Life in 2020

January 6, 2020

Life can be broken down into many chapters, and 2020 is the perfect opportunity to start a brand new one. But let’s shake things up a bit and take the focus off resolutions. After all, studies show that less than 10 percent of those who make resolutions manage to stick… Read More

4 Reasons to Choose a Family-Owned Funeral Home

December 19, 2019

One of the questions we’re often asked here at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home 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 three generations… Read More

Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do

December 10, 2019

Learning the ropes of how to behave appropriately at a funeral service can be tricky and possibly even awkward. As you navigate this process, remember that the family of the deceased person comes first. This is their time to show how important their loved one is to them and to… Read More

Expressing Gratitude During Difficult Times

November 19, 2019

What we do at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home gives us a unique perspective into how valuable life is – and also how challenging it can be. As we help our neighbors in Cridersville plan funerals, visitations, and receptions, we see the overwhelming love people have… Read More

A Tribute to Veterans

November 7, 2019

Today is the day we set aside to honor American veterans – those valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the U.S. Armed Forces – who all share a dedication to the defense of freedom. For generations, veterans have honored us with this sacrifice, and so all… Read More

The Many Ways to Personalize a Loved One’s Farewell

October 24, 2019

For many of the families we serve in Cridersville and the surrounding Ohio communities, a memento of a loved one can be incredibly comforting in the days and months following a death. With many memorial items to choose from at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, you are… Read More

“Mommy, when is Grandma coming back?”— Explaining Death to Children

October 10, 2019

Knowing what to say to children when a loved one dies can be a challenge. Many Cridersville families have approached our team at ­­­­Bayliff & Son Funeral Home over the years wondering about the “best” ways to handle such a complex and emotional topic. In our work… Read More

The Difference Family Ownership Makes

September 16, 2019

When the time comes that someone you love dies, you want to be certain the funeral home you choose cares enough about you to do all it takes to understand what is important to your family. Some funeral service providers here in our community are owned by… Read More

How to Make a Cremation Service Meaningful

September 9, 2019

Years ago, there was one factor that kept many Cridersville families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral. People believed that if they chose cremation, they could not have a funeral service that… Read More