2013 May 7 by Jennifer Nelson Williams
We are pleased to announce that Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary has invited the students at Zionsville Middle School and Zionsville West Middle School to participate in an art contest in tribute to Memorial Day!
The deadline for art submissions is May 17, 2013. We will be recognizing the top three pieces with monetary gifts at a reception on May 22, 2013 in Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary, 11411 North Michigan Road. All students, families, educators, and community members are invited to join the artists in this fun event.
The art will be on display the month of June for the community to enjoy! Please stop by and enjoy the thoughtful artwork of local middle school students commemorating Memorial Day!
Click here for more information: Memorial Day Art Competition
2013 March 21 by Jennifer Nelson Williams
Aaron Ruben Nelson is proud to announce that we’ve joined the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). We’re looking forward to networking with other women-owned businesses in the city.
2013 March 5 by Jennifer Nelson Williams
The strangest requests… Tales of funeral service
As I sit with a family during an arrangement conference there are always lots of questions. Often, after a bit of hesitation someone will start a question this way: “I’m sure this will be the strangest request you have ever had …”
I always reassure them that over the years, we have had many special requests to personalize the funeral service. We do not see any request as odd. I know that these questions and requests generally stem from one of two things: The love of their family member and a desire to honor the person; or from fear of death and the unknown. Continue reading »
2013 March 1 by Jennifer Nelson Williams
When people realize I’m a funeral professional they often ask me ”what should I say to my friend or colleague that has had a death in their family ?”
It seems everyone wants to say the correct thing, but nothing seems right. This is not something we do often, so it always seems a little awkward. I often tell people that this is one of those times when less can be so much more. You don’t have to try to imagine how the other person feels. Instead of saying I know you must feel awful, stick with words of kindness. ” I’m here for you” or ” What can I do to help?”
We all have experienced times when our life overwhelms us. A death of a loved one is certainly that sort of time. It can be physically and mentally draining. So lending a helping hand so your friend can nap, can be so much more touching then just sending a bouquet of flowers to the service. The small acts of kindness like grocery shopping or bringing over prepared food, helping with child care, or walking the dog will be forever remembered. Not sure what to do or say? When in doubt just hold their hand and say nothing.