Indy TV # 11: Home Funerals
When someone close to us dies, we all have different ways of dealing with the loss. But somehow the control over how our loved ones are taken care of in death has become an impersonal industry and within a couple of generations, we've forgotten that we have other choices about how this process should unfold. On this week's show Lynn Barnett and Francis Giraldo describe for us the options of home funerals and green burials. Lynn is part of a local group whose goal is to make information about home funerals available . Francis recently lost her husband Alex and following Alex's wishes embarked on the process of a home funeral and green burial. Both women share their wisdom about how these options allow for friends and family to honor the natural process of death.
Lynn Barnett explains: "People used to do this, people used to lay out their friends and loved ones in their homes; so not everyone does it now, its not as common but its something I want to let people know is a possibility... It (Alex's funeral) wasn't hard, it was easier than I thought and the reward was incredible for everyone who was there."