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Now serving 61 Ohio counties.

Community Care Hospice

Serving: Clinton County

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Serving: Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Serving: Stark County

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.629.9990

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

Serving: Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Richland, Ashland, Wayne, Stark, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

Serving: Union and Madison Counties

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Serving: Butler and Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
Phone: 513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

Serving: Logan, Champaign, Clark, Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Butler, Warren and Hamilton Counties

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio

Serving: Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Knox, Coshocton, Delaware, Licking, Muskingum, Franklin, Fairfield, Perry and Hocking Counties


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614.685.0001

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

Serving: Fayette, Clinton, Pickaway, Ross, Highland, Pike, Clermont, Brown and Adams Counties

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Phone: 740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

Serving: Allen, Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami, Shelby, and Van Wert Counties

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937.335.5191

Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

Serving: Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
Phone: 419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice

Dayton – Office

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490

Cincinnati – Office

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Middleburg Heights – Office

18051 Jefferson Park Rd.
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Pathways of Hope: Remembering Loved Ones Through Memorials and Rituals - Ohio's Hospice

Finding Meaningful Ways to Remember Loved Ones Through Memorials and Rituals

Rituals and memorials, whether used by an individual or by an entire community of people, can be valuable tools in response to grief. They can transform grief into healing by celebrating the life of the person who has died.  

There are many possibilities and creative ways to honor loved ones through rituals and memorials. They can be customized to reflect the person being remembered or the person who is remembering the loved one.  

Ideas for remembering a deceased loved one might include: 

  • Creating a memorial fund for donation to a project or cause that was supported by the deceased. 
  • Creating a scrapbook or memory book. 
  • Identifying the seat at the dining table, which was usually used by the deceased, as a seat of honor and either leaving it empty or inviting guests to be seated at the “special place” at the table. 
  • Making a quilt or a memory teddy bear out of the person’s clothing. 
  • Wearing an article of clothing or jewelry that belonged to the deceased. 
  • Continuing to celebrate the birthday of the deceased by gathering family/friends for a favorite meal. 

The number of ways to honor and remember loved ones can be as varied and unique as the people being remembered.  

The majority of familiar grief rituals originated as family, religious or cultural traditions. These social traditions allow extended family, friends or even an entire community to mourn the death along with the primary grievers. The rituals can be connected to very specific activities such as how the body is cared for after death; cremation versus embalming versus burial without embalming; procedures followed at the funeral/memorial service, including the demonstration — or lack thereof — of emotion; the way specific family members are required to dress after the death of certain relatives; and the list goes on.  

Regardless of how a life is celebrated or memorialized, memorials and rituals provide a valuable and functional component for the healing journey. Perhaps one of the most noteworthy purposes of memorials and rituals is to help prepare the griever to ultimately move forward and create a new reality — a new “normal.”  

By finding a meaningful way to honor someone through memorials and rituals, mourners can incorporate the memories of their loved ones into their newly created realities, which will encourage the moving forward in peace. 

For additional grief support, Pathways of Hope℠ services are available to the friends and family of all Ohio’s Hospice patients, as well as anyone in the communities Ohio’s Hospice serves. For more information, please visit:  

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