“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

Six Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

August 19, 2019

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 Bayliff & Son Funeral Home. Some say it’s the greatest… Read More

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts: Four Tips to Know Before You Post

August 12, 2019

Social media has enriched our lives in a lot of different ways. We’ve all heard the stories about the high school sweethearts who reconnected on Facebook and lived happily ever after. Many of us who live here in Cridersville have loved ones spread across the country with… Read More

How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

July 22, 2019

For many families, the need to plan a funeral comes unexpectedly. Complex arrangement decisions must be made during a most difficult time, and the cost of funeral services plays a large role in this planning process. Not surprisingly, most people are under the impression… Read More

The First 5 Things You Should Do When a Loved One Dies

July 8, 2019

If someone you love has just died, your head is probably spinning. Your life will never be the same, but there are some very practical things you need to handle. Here are the top five things the team at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home… Read More

Top Three Myths About Preplanning

June 17, 2019

In life, we are almost always planning ahead for our future. Planning toward a personal goal or planning for the next phase of life. The families we serve here in Cridersville, Lima and Wapakoneta are particularly goal-oriented. We set a plan so we can know where we’re… Read More

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

June 10, 2019

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 Cridersville, Lima and Wapakoneta are no exception, with many opting for cremation… Read More

What Does It Mean to Be Patriotic?

May 23, 2019

When our country is in peril, Americans – and especially those from Cridersville, Lima and Wapakoneta and other parts of Ohio – are quick to rally to her aid. When we’ve been attacked, our men and women fight with uncommon valor. During times of crisis, our patriotic… Read More