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Caregiving: Emotional Roller Coaster
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Depression after Loss of a Child
Developmental Stages in a Child's Understanding of Death or Loss
Do We Choose?
Emotional Aspects of Cremation
Helping Yourself Heal
Making Prearrangements - Why Does It Feel Strange?
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Words That Hurt and Words That Help


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A Young Child's Grief
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Husband Lost Best Friend and Employee
I Still Can't Get Myself Going
My Husband was Murdered
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Wife Not Welcome at Father's Funeral



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Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd.

1200 Wabash Avenue
Mattoon, Illinois 61938


Telephone: 217.234.8828
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