This means having a permanent place, in a cemetery or mausoleum that can be visited regularly by family and friends. It is an essential part of the time following a death. It becomes a focal point of memorialization, and gives everyone a special place to go to remember your loved one, or to commemorate important occasions. A consistent place for healing allows for family and friends to find comfort long after the services are over.
In today’s fast paced society, people aren't given enough time to grieve their losses. The pressures of returning to work and the emotional need to “stay busy”, often bring the bereaved back into the “real” world far too soon.
Some families are choosing to scatter their loved one’s cremated remains in a favorite place like the ocean or a cherished vacation spot. It may seem fitting at the time, but it means that you do not have a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person you loved so dearly.
Having such permanent place in a cemetery that can be visited regularly by family and friends can help to make a birthday or anniversary less painful. It becomes a way of connecting to your family's past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents provides children a connection to their ancestral history. It is a connection to the past, and having a dedicated place to spend time after a loss, a place where you can find comfort, will make all the difference to those left behind.
For four generations and 136 years, Morris Sons Funeral Homes has been serving the funeral needs of our community with dignity and integrity. As of June 27, 2022, we are retiring and have closed the business, and sold our properties on Dorothy Lane in Kettering, and Main Street in Fairborn.
We have entrusted all our preneed accounts to Routsong Funeral Home, Inc, which is owned and operated by third generation funeral director Thomas Routsong, along with his two sons, Sam and Max. The Routsong family fully intends to serve your family to the best of their ability, and will strive to offer the same compassionate care and integrity to which you have become accustomed. They have two funeral home locations, one on the corner of Stroop Rd and Woodman Drive, and the other one in downtown Centerville on Rt. 48 near Rt. 725. To learn more about their funeral home and what sets them apart from others please visit www.Routsong.com.
If you prefunded your services with us, we assure you that the funds you gave us in advance to pay for your funeral costs remain fully accounted for and secure. If you have planned your services with us, but not yet prefunded, be assured that the file with your wishes is safe and secure with Routsong Funeral Home. We are confident that Routsong Funeral Home will serve you well and provide the most dignified and personal funeral service for you and your family.
If you would like to visit either of the Routsong Funeral Homes, please feel free to give them a call and they’ll be happy to arrange a tour. You may contact any of the Routsong family members at 937-293-4137.
Thank you for your trust, support and confidence.
Morris Sons Funeral Homes
Dale R. Morris
Lora J. Morris