Whether the loss of a loved one is sudden or long expected, it comes with many emotions. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to simply erase the pain and difficulty of loss. However, it is possible to work through that grief and rebuild your life.
Grieving is a process that takes time. We’re here to help with the questions and concerns that come up weeks, or even months after the funeral is over.
There are also a number of national and local support groups that provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process.
General Grief Resources:
AARP Grief & Loss - a collection of resources and an on-line support community.
GROWW.org – message boards, resource listings and secure chat rooms for the grieving.
WidowNet - an information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers.
Grief Resources for Parents:
National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center – provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.
Bereaved Parents USA – a nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.
The Compassionate Friends – supports families who have experienced the death of a child.
Grief Resources for Children:
Fernside Online - an online resource for grieving children.
The Dougy Center – the first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children. They provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.
For over 100 years, Koops Funeral Chapel has been serving families in the many communities of Ionia, Barry and Eaton Counties. Connecting memories with families and friends throughout Lake Odessa, Clarksville, Elmdale, Alto, Freeport, Carlton, Hastings, Nashville, Vermontville, Woodland, Woodbury, Sunfield, Mulliken, Saranac, Ionia and Sebewa.
What the families we serve are saying:
So sad to lose such a sweet and caring person. I worked with Kathy for over 10 years as a Medical Biller at St. Joe's. I have to say, I was very sadden to hear of her passing. She was always kind to everybody and always spoke of her nieces and nephews so lovingly. She was a gentle loving soul and will be missed dearly by many. May God Bless Her soul. Rest In Peace My Dear Friend.