Every person grieves loss on his or her own terms.
We “understand” grief when we surrender our need to compare our grief to others' and our need to completely understand the reason of the death.
“Surrendering to the unknowable mystery is a courageous choice, an act of faith, a trust in God and in ourselves.” -Dr. Alan Wolfelt
We strive to be our community's resource for anything that will help family and friends work through the grief that comes with the death of someone we love.
The last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. we hold a pot luck dinner in our reception hall for all grief members that share the commonality of loss.
We use training from Dr. Alan Wolfelt's Center For Loss and Life Transitions Center to facilitate various grief support groups at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, Marshall Chapel. The grief support group meets Jan 26 - April 6, 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Our next grief support group starts on January 26th. Please contact Melanie Johnson, Bereavement Coordinator via email at Mjohnson@kempffh.com or via phone at 269-781-9858 to reserve your spot.
"Grieving Alone & Together; Responding to the loss of your loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic. by Sara Murphy, PhD, CT with foreword by Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD"
Like adults, children and teens grieve in different ways.
Below are a few useful resources to help children and teens work through grief.
"Grief is complex; it encompasses a wide range of emotions that can come and go in waves. Use these tips, videos, children's story, and guide to help your family communicate with one another, express emotions, and begin the process of moving forward. You are not alone. And with time, you and your family will experience new happy moments together."
"Coping with the death of a loved one brings enormous challenges for the whole family. Grieving may never completely end, but working through the difficult feelings can become easier with time. Through support, open conversations, and finding ways to keep the person’s memory alive, families can begin healing together."
"Ele’s Place is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families."
Fall Grief Group
Kempf Funeral Home Marshall
723 US Hwy 27 North
Wed. Aug 25 – Oct 27
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You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.