Cozine Memorial Group remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families we serve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We receive continual updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA), and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States.
Whenever possible, we will continue to enable families to participate in the customs and rituals that are most important to them. Families may still choose either burial or cremation. We recognize the importance of visitations, funeral and memorial services and have options available to help facilitate these needs including limited viewings and live webcasting of services.
At Cozine Memorial Group, we recognize that it is our responsibility to protect our staff and the health of those we are privileged to serve. We remain committed to assisting families in creating meaningful ways to commemorate the life of a loved one, while at the same time adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state, and local public health officials.
Currently, our business hours are Monday through Saturday, 8am – 5pm. We will be closed on Sundays. To arrange an appointment outside of these hours, please contact us. These hours will allow our staff to be vigilant about providing safe and clean facilities for families and their guests. As always, we are still available 24 hours a day by telephone at 316.262.3435 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to remember that the funeral service is not provided for the deceased – but rather to support and comfort the living. In fact, most psychologists agree that a funeral service is the best way of bringing closure to a life that has been lived. It not only helps family and friends move ahead with their lives following a loss, but it also serves as an opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one.
The funeral service allows family and friends to find strength and comfort by gathering together and sharing memories and special times with one another. Gathering at the service allows everyone to be included in the grieving process and most importantly, allows the immediate family to begin the healing process.
Funeral services can be wide ranging from contemporary to traditional and from religious to secular. Music, scripture, poetry, shared memories, stories and video tributes can be added to make the service unique and memorable. Oftentimes, families choose to set up a table with personal items and pictures that help acknowledge the accomplishments, interests and personality of the individual. All of these ideas add meaning to the service or ceremony and help everyone to share in this special time. Our funeral directors will be glad to assist you in planning the type of service you desire.
Values of the Funeral
Initiates the grieving process
Acknowledges the importance of a life that has been lived
Can be personalized to allow mourners to remember and honor their loved one in ways that are special and meaningful
Serves as a central gathering place for family and friends to give emotional and physical support to one another
Provides closure for the bereaved
Confirms the reality and finality of the death
Encourages mourners to face the pain of their loss and express their thoughts and feelings
Helps survivors to better cope with their grief and assists in enabling them to move on with their lives
Provides context for expression of religious and other beliefs
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