How Can We Help

Funeral planning can get overwhelming, but you’re not alone. Our funeral directors and staff are here to support you and help you through your grief journey while honoring your loved one. To help you get started, we have provided some some helpful information below, but please feel free to contact us with any questions.



At the Time of Death

We understand when a loved one dies it is a very upsetting and emotional time for families. It can be difficult to know what to do first. Our funeral directors and staff are here to help assist you through this process. If at any time you are unsure of what to do, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

When your loved one dies, whether at home or in a healthcare facility, it is important to take the time you need with the body to say a final goodbye. Nothing must be done immediately.

If a loved one dies at home or somewhere that isn’t a healthcare facility, the local emergency medical services do need to be contacted before they can be taken into our care. However, if your loved one is under hospice care, and dies at home, you should follow the directions of the hospice and call them first.

If your loved one dies in a healthcare facility, such as the hospital or a nursing home, the facility will notify the proper authorities, including your chosen funeral home, when you are ready. The emergency and medical personnel involved should help you obtain a medical certificate and other necessary paperwork.

When We Meet

Our funeral directors are here to help you create a personalized, meaningful service to celebrate the life of your loved one. When you meet with us to begin planning the funeral, we'll talk with you about your loved one, their family, religious beliefs, occupation, hobbies and passions. We will ask you to share funeral preferences, ideas and stories to give us other insights into your loved one’s life. If you would like to begin this process prior to meeting with us, you can do so by clicking this link and completing the information. Some families find that completing this form is a helpful way of jogging their memories.

Once we’ve talked, our funeral directors will show you a general price list to give you an idea of our service costs.

At this time, we will also discuss:

  • Preparing and filing the official death certificate
  • Drafting an obituary
  • Scheduling the funeral services and events, including the date, time, and location
  • Selecting a casket, urn, and any other products
  • Choosing pallbearers
  • Arranging transportation

Because we want this process to be as simple and stress-free as possible, we ask that you please bring the following information about your loved one to our meeting:

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Full legal name and home address
  • Social security number
  • Father's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Highest education
  • Occupation
  • Veteran's discharge papers (DD-214), if applicable
  • Information about the burial location, if applicable
  • Clergy name and phone number, if applicable
  • Insurance policy information if using to pay for funeral expenses
  • Names and relationships of survivors
  • A recent photograph of your loved one and any clothing you want used when dressing them for the service




Honoring the life of your loved one is a direct reflection on the special relationship you shared. Our funeral directors can help you decide how best to honor the person you’ve lost, and celebrate your relationship. We will make suggestions based on our experience that will enhance your ideas and create a fitting, memorable event. Please feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities.



Custom Printing

With your cherished photos, a beloved scripture or favorite poem, our staff can create memorial folders or prayer cards that add a personal touch to your loved one’s service. These personalized items provide a lasting keepsake for your friends and family.

Video Tributes

Our staff will blend your beloved family photographs to produce a thoughtful life tribute that is shared with friends and family during the visitation, service and on our website. This can become a treasured family keepsake for years to come if you choose to have copies made as gifts for family and friends.

Learn More about Honoring Your Loved One

Your ideas and special stories, and our experience, work together to create the perfect personalized memorial or funeral service. If you're ready to explore the possibilities, or simply have questions, please call us at (740) 345-9864, (740) 522-1010 or send us an email inquiry.

Henderson - Van Atta - Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service
Newark Chapel: 59 North Fifth Street - Newark, Ohio | (740) 345-9864
Heath Chapel: 1249 Hebron Road - Heath, Ohio | (740) 522-1010

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