Home Funerals Are Here to Stay


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By Deanna Cochran. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In 2007 I discovered home funerals and it took my breath away. It was shocking, but it was so beautiful a concept too.

How do you do it? Why would you do it? It demands an exploration once you find out about them and deserves to be considered. There are some confusions about it, for instance, many people equate funeral with burial but they are not the same thing. There is the home funeral (honoring the dead) and there is the home burial (interment).

Listen in as I ask Lee Webster, President of the National Home Funeral Alliance, every question that comes to mind about this practice. It is new but it is not. We have been doing it since time began until we began to ask funeral directors to take over (the last 100 + years). There is a growing movement of people wanting to take it back.

National Home Funeral Alliance website

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