Honoring Life

Every person is an individual with a unique character and personality. Every person has a path they have chosen for their life. At Hanner Funeral Service, we will help you to honor your family member by personalizing their service. You have many choices in the process, but the end goal is always to honor and to begin healing.

Your service can be anywhere you choose, any way you want it. You can choose the place of celebration, day of the week, time of day, and musical selection. We can make special arrangements at your request, such as releasing doves, butterflies, or balloons at the close of the service. We can provide keepsake gifts, such as wildflower seeds.

We are here to help you create the most meaningful and unique service to honor your loved one and to help you and your family begin the healing process. We have a professional and caring staff that is here for you to help you through this difficult, yet meaningful, process.

Visitation is a time to pay respect and honor your loved one while surrounded by family and friends. It is a great opportunity to fill the room or a table with personal items that your loved one cherished. Some things to consider:

  • Tribute videos
  • Items that represent hobbies and interests
  • Food
  • Musical selections
  • Pictures and photographs
  • Flowers

We can turn your family photos into a wonderful video that will become a treasured family keepsake for years to come. Set to the music of your choice, the tribute video has become an integral part of the funeral, visitation, or memorial service, and is a unique way to preserve your family's history. We can make as many copies as your family requests.

The printed program can be a very important piece of the memorial for those attending the service. We can help you create a unique and creative program using photos, poems, scripture, quotations, recipes, or anything else meaningful to your family and your loved one. This not only helps the family and friends attending the service to connect on a more personal level, but it helps in the healing process as well.

Often there is no one who can offer the words you might need to hear during your time of grief. People have good intentions, but we are only human. God always has the exact words and promises for us in our times of hurt and healing. We have gathered together a list of helpful scriptures, as well as other quotations, for your use to help in the healing process or to offer a loved one in their time of grief. Please click the links below to download a PDF document featuring inspirational scriptures and quotations.

pdfInspirational Scriptures for Grief

pdfInspirational Quotes for Grief