JAMES T. MARTIN
** ATTENTION **
Families and Friends, with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we at DeClue Funeral Home understand that it is important to respond and share our standpoint on this issue.
At this time, DeClue Funeral Home will continue its operations. We will be guiding families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance/mandates issued by federal, state and local public health officials. As many are aware, we have now been placed under a limitation for public gatherings only allowing 10 people or less per Governor Parsons order that will be effective at 12:01 AM, Monday, March 23, 2020. This will be a major challenge for those in this particular ministry as well as our families that we are so privileged to serve. During this temporary restriction, DeClue Funeral Home will be preparing to support families by the possibility of viewing services live by means of the internet with the families permission.
DeClue Funeral Home has been a mainstay for the community to gather together and embrace one another during the loss of loved ones. Although, during this time, we urge everyone to follow the guidelines of our government and health officials regarding personal contact and attending gatherings.
There are many ways you can extend your sympathy without being present for a funeral service or visitation. Sending flowers, sympathy cards, or memorial contributions are perfectly acceptable ways to show that you care and are thinking of those bereaved.
You are even welcome to simply stop in just to leave a card or to sign a guest book anytime prior to visitations and funerals.
As usual, our funeral home is cleaned and sanitized after every service. Our staff remains vigilant, ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow. Our mission is, and always has been, to care for your loved ones with sacred and proper care, to uphold the value of the funeral, and to help our families in any way we can. Always feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Let us also keep those whose health are directly affected by this pandemic, and health care personnel in our prayers.
When this storm is over, we will come out together stronger. Thank you for your understanding and prayers.
Psalm 121:1-2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? 2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. May God Bless you.
The DeClue Family