Obituaries

Lonnie Taylor
B: 1939-05-21
D: 2021-04-09
View Details
Taylor, Lonnie
Mary LaLumondiere
B: 1937-07-30
D: 2021-04-05
View Details
LaLumondiere, Mary
James Foltz
B: 1941-12-16
D: 2021-04-04
View Details
Foltz, James
Father Robert Johnston
B: 1936-07-24
D: 2021-04-04
View Details
Johnston, Father Robert
Donnie Barton
B: 1925-06-18
D: 2021-04-03
View Details
Barton, Donnie
Carol Nixon
B: 1946-09-04
D: 2021-04-03
View Details
Nixon, Carol
Desiree Link
B: 1994-03-03
D: 2021-03-29
View Details
Link, Desiree
Leon Aubuchon
B: 1934-08-29
D: 2021-03-28
View Details
Aubuchon, Leon
Janet Gillam
B: 1946-04-11
D: 2021-03-20
View Details
Gillam, Janet
Doris "Squeak" Lawson
B: 1943-12-30
D: 2021-03-15
View Details
Lawson, Doris "Squeak"
Raymond "Buck" DeGonia
B: 1952-12-10
D: 2021-03-14
View Details
DeGonia, Raymond "Buck"
Dorothy Barton
B: 1926-12-09
D: 2021-03-12
View Details
Barton, Dorothy
Geraldine Crites
B: 1936-11-30
D: 2021-03-11
View Details
Crites, Geraldine
Jerry Merritt
B: 1941-06-18
D: 2021-02-28
View Details
Merritt, Jerry
James McGuire
B: 1942-01-12
D: 2021-02-26
View Details
McGuire, James
Gregory "Greg" Emily
B: 1956-10-02
D: 2021-02-26
View Details
Emily, Gregory "Greg"
Glen Bone
B: 1927-03-11
D: 2021-02-24
View Details
Bone, Glen
Wayne Koch
B: 1949-10-22
D: 2021-02-17
View Details
Koch, Wayne
Lola Jackson
B: 1960-12-08
D: 2021-02-17
View Details
Jackson, Lola
Samuel O'Neail
B: 1941-07-03
D: 2021-02-16
View Details
O'Neail, Samuel
William "Billy" Juliette
B: 1959-04-09
D: 2021-02-13
View Details
Juliette, William "Billy"

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
105 Clark Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Phone: 573-438-2111
Fax: 573-438-2113

Seeking Guidance: Grief Counseling

The 1969 publication of what was to become a landmark book, On Death and Dying, written by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross changed the way we looked at grief. She described five stage of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance–stages which became the foundation of our understanding of the experience of grief for decades.

But later research has shown that we cope with grief not in linear or cyclical stages, but in a back-and-forth process which moves between the experience of sadness, anger, yearning, or crying; and the experience of feeling joy or contentment. This is almost a “safety valve”, giving the bereaved a period of rest in dealing with their grief.

Grief is, you see, work. And it seems the body intuitively knows that such hard work requires periods of rest.  This natural back-and-forth process helps us to achieve the four essential tasks in grieving:

1. To accept the reality of the loss

2. To work through to the pain of grief

3. To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing

4. To emotionally relocate the deceased and move on with life

But what if you get stuck? Perhaps you can’t accept this new reality; or maybe working through the pain of grief is wearing you down. That’s when a qualified grief counselor can help.

We are pleased to provide bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have many community-based resources we can recommend to you. For more information, please feel free to ask us at the funeral home, or contact us here.