Marker Funeral Homes now provides 24-hour grief support to communities

Marker Funeral Homes now provides 24-hour grief support to communities

Marker Funeral Homes is a family of funeral homes and cremation services, including Hargrove-Marker Funeral & Cremation Services right here in Jenks.

According to a recent news release, Marker Funeral Homes said it has always believed, as funeral professionals, it is responsible for educating individuals and families on the many different funeral services available, and to provide sufficient grief support to Tulsa and surrounding areas.

The group has been consistent in finding creative and safe ways to continue serving families before, during and after the loss of a loved one in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also stayed strong with their belief in education and grief support.

The news release added that Marker Funeral Homes has recognized grief has changed during this time of being physically distanced from family and friends, who might otherwise be the hug or touch needed when suffering a loss.

The anger, resentment and feeling of being “cheated” that many families expressed led Marker Funeral Homes to search for new ways to meet the evolving needs of grieving individuals and families.

“Serving families after loss is no different during a pandemic than it is any other time for them emotionally,” said Marker Funeral Homes Family Service Advisor Stephanie Powell.

Marker Funeral Homes said they wanted to find a way to provide detailed, personal grief support and education to families and their communities.

That search for grief support and education led Marker Funeral Homes to creating a free grief support app to offer families.

To acquire the new app, go to the app store or Google Play and download “CareFirstApp”. The app will give families and individuals a user-friendly grief support at their fingertips 24-hours a day, which will allow them to stay safe, while being supported in their grief journey.

The news release ended by saying it is Marker Funeral Homes’ responsibility, as funeral professionals, to make certain that people have what they need to walk through grief whether they chose the services of Marker Funeral Homes or not.

They said it is a way Marker Funeral Homes can feel they can give back during a challenging time for everyone.

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