To our Coleman County Friends and Families:
As you all know, we are now under an executive order from Governor Greg Abbott, as well as the City of Coleman, to limit gatherings to 10 people or less. In light of this new directive, we have put a lot of thought into how we at Stevens Funeral Home can still serve families while adhering to the strict letter of the law.
We have developed a policy at our firm to reflect the following:
Services will be graveside only and this is limited to immediate family, 10 people or less, and services must be completed within 20 minutes and disbursed immediately following the service.
There can be no public viewings or visitations at the funeral home. The immediate family will have the option of viewing the body but there must be 10 people or less.
We will continue to keep the funeral home open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as we have done for many years. We do ask that if you need to come into the building for any reason to please call us for an appointment. We ask that you use only the office door which is located on the West end of our building. We will make arrangements with families in person but that no more than three family members come in to make arrangements. We can also make arrangements over the telephone and either email or fax to you paperwork that requires a signature. For older people and those with compromised immune systems, we urge you to shelter at home and remain safe.
We will sign a register book for you for the family so that we may limit exposure to the general public. You always have the option of signing an online guestbook at our website at www.livingmemorials.com. If you are not able to do this, we will be happy to do it for you, along with any message of comfort or remembrance you might like to share with the family.
During this time of crisis in our country, funeral homes and funeral directors have been designated as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. What this means is that we are authorized by Homeland Security through Healthcare/Public Health to continue operating our business for the safety and health of the public. We take this responsibility very seriously and we have the needed protective equipment to fulfill this mandate and since we are an essential service we will be able to receive the needed personal protective equipment.
This is an evolving situation and any of this is subject to change.
As a nation, we must come together at this critical time, support our family, friends and neighbors, but in a different way than we have in the past. Show kindness and check on your neighbors by phone or text or even with a card or letter. As someone famously said, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” As always, continue to pray for the healing of our nation and our world.
Lana Kading, Owner/Funeral Director
Robert Lowe, Funeral Director
Jerod Glasson, Funeral Director
Joe Frausto, Assistant
Dorothy McDonald, Greeter