Support for those experiencing the loss of a loved one
Grief can stick with us. Feelings of loss do not appear or resolve on a set schedule. It can be hard to know what will help you to feel comfort. Below you will find information and resources to help you along the grieving process.
Finding a funeral home through Parting.com
As chaplains, we can’t recommend individual funeral homes. However, we can point you to Parting.com, a website that helps people find funeral homes in their area and compare services and prices.
When you go to Parting.com:
- You will be asked for the ZIP code where you want the funeral home to be located. You will be asked a few questions regarding burial/cremation, and the kind of gatherings you will want the funeral home to provide.
Please note: Some funeral homes are not in the ZIP code, but because they have paid for a listing, they will show up near the top. Be sure to check on the location of the funeral home.
- You will see a list of the funeral homes in the area, along with estimated prices.
Please note: Please call for the actual costs. These are not guaranteed prices, they are estimates from the website of the funeral home. However, they give you a starting point for your conversations.
When you have reached a decision about the funeral home, please have the next-of-kin call Parkview Chaplaincy at 260-266-1457. We will update paperwork and Parkview Public Safety will contact the funeral home.
Having these steps may help make things clearer, but we understand this is a difficult process. If you have questions, call Parkview Chaplaincy at 260-266-1457.
Grief support groups for family and friends
Support groups have been proven to help those in grief. Parkview’s Grief Support Groups are welcoming, supportive environments led by thoughtful, educated and caring professionals.
Mark your calendar today and plan to join one of these groups in Fort Wayne or Huntington. No registration required.
For more information, call Parkview Chaplaincy Services at 260-266-1470.
Bereavement book guide
The following is a list of books dealing with grief and the journey that is part of your life since someone you love has died. These books are highly recommended by our staff.
- A Look in the Mirror Centering Corporation
- A Pilgrimage Through Grief James E. Miller
- A Grief Observed C.S. Lewis
- God is a Birdwatcher Linda Musser
- Good Grief Granger E. Westburg
- Healing after Loss: Daily Meditations for Working through Grief Martha W. Hickman
- How to Survive the Loss of a Love Melba Colgrove, Ph.D., Harold H. Bloomfi eld, Ph.D. and Peter McWilliams
- Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing your Soul Melody Beattie
- Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss Hope Edelman
- Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring Henri Nouwen
- Remembering with Love: Messages of Hope for the First Year of Grieving and Beyond Elizabeth Levang, Ph.D. and Sherokee Ilse
- Tear Soup Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen
- The Grief Recovery Handbook: A step-by-step program for moving beyond loss John W. James and Frank Cherry
- The Kid’s Book about Death and Dying Eric Rofes
- What’s Heaven Maria Shriver
- What Will Help Me James E. Miller
- When Bad Things Happen to Good People Rabbi Harold S. Kushner
- Winter Grief–Summer Grace James E. Miller