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Going Green: Caring for the Planet Even in Death

January 18, 2023

At Bayliff & Son, we want to help each family tell the story of their loved one’s life with their funeral service. If there is one thing you can say about many of the people in Cridersville, they have a healthy respect for the land, for animals,… Read More

Does It Matter If I Attend the Funeral?

January 18, 2023

Today, like never before, family and friends are spread out all over the country. School, jobs, or personal preferences can cause us to move hundreds or thousands of miles away from each other. Combine distance with work/family responsibilities and financial or health issues, and getting together for a funeral… Read More

3 Preplanning Mistakes to Avoid  

January 3, 2023

Time and time again, we hear from Ohioans who’ve had this experience: After attending a funeral for a loved one, they decide it would be a good idea to express their preferences for their own funeral. After all, it’s common to have more opinions about your… Read More

The Importance of Creating New Holiday Traditions After a Loss

January 3, 2023

We’ve talked with many Ohioans here at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home who describe a feeling of melancholy that settles in during late fall. Some call it an emptiness; others refer to it as a sense of dread. At the root, it’s a lingering sadness that a… Read More

To Post or Not to Post After a Loved One’s Death

November 7, 2022

In today’s day and age, it can be difficult to navigate the unwritten rules of social media. And when it comes to sharing news about the death of a loved one, these waters become extra murky. Should you post about the death? If so, when? What details are appropriate… Read More

Is Cremation Right for You? Take our Quiz to Find Out!

November 3, 2022

Life is full of decisions big and small. There are decisions to make in the moment, like how to spend free time, what to eat for dinner, and whether to sample the candy you purchased for trick-or-treat. Then there are decisions that require time and consideration, like whether to change… Read More

Veteran Burials – What You Need to Know

October 10, 2022

At Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, we make honoring our veterans a priority, and we wish to help you plan a respectful funeral. We want our veterans and their family members to know when it comes to memorializing a soldier’s life, he or she deserves only the… Read More

Four of the Most Popular Personalization Options

October 4, 2022

At Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, one of the questions we are often asked is, “How can I make the service for my loved one feel more personal?” This is a question our experienced team welcomes from the Auglaize County families we serve, knowing how much a… Read More

4 Ways Funerals Are Changing

September 12, 2022

“A traditional funeral doesn’t fit who I am. Can I plan a final farewell that’s more ‘me’?” “I want to care for the earth in death just as I do in life. What are my options for a green burial?” “I’d love for my friends and family to… Read More

Empowering Those at the End of Their Lives Through Preplanning

September 7, 2022

People can be a little unsettled by a discussion about death, but it’s so important that end-of-life discussions happen within all Cridersville families, as well as between a family or individual and a trusted funeral home. From our experience at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, making prearrangements… Read More