To compassionately serve and guide families with our experience and knowledge as they honor their loved ones.
It is our honor to work with families, care for their loved ones and help them create meaningful services.
We do all of this in a unique and individualized way because every person is one-of-a-kind.
Personalized care and services are a healing beginning to the grief journey.
Please let us know how we can meet your specific needs.
F. Glenn Fleming
Funeral Director, Supervisor
"The experience to serve you better, the compassion to understand your needs".
Just as every person is one-of-a-kind, grief is as unique as our fingerprints.
We are here to help you move your grief and heal in ways that are helpful to you.
Perhaps that is through being part of an education and support gathering, reading an online blog or attending a remembrance service.
Jackie Hook, MA
Spiritual Director and Celebrant
But it hurts…differently.
There is no way to predict how you will feel.
The reactions of grief are not like recipes, with given ingredients, and certain results.
Each person mourns in a different way.
You may cry hysterically, you may remain outwardly controlled, showing little emotion.
You may lash out in anger against your family and friends, you may express your gratitude for their concern and dedication.
You may be calm one moment – in turmoil the next.
Reactions are varied and contradictory.
Grief is universal. At the same time it is extremely personal.
Heal in your own way.
~ Earl A. Grollman
Watch the video below and learn more about the Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program.
Below is a recap of the February Monday's Moments Gathering, Love Heals. Love is Celebrated. These monthly series are part of our Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program.
We had a meaningful Remembering with Love Ceremony on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Read More>>>
Please join our Monday's Moment Gathering in March. Losing someone we love changes so many things. One of the needs of mourners is to search for meaning. Read More>>>
Please join us at the Bellefonte Senior Resource Center for this community outreach program. Read More>>>
How can we be helpful to someone who is grieving? How do we move through grief ourselves? This critically acclaimed documentary helps answer these questions....
Read More >>>
Please join our Monday's Moments Gathering in April. “Find the Path by Walking It” - Grief is a wilderness and as Robert Frost said, “The best way out is always through.” Read More >>>
Please join us at our first Death Café where we’ll drink coffee and tea, eat cake and discuss death. Read More>>>
Visit our Local Resource page to view upcoming events.
The Koch Funeral Home Funeral Planning Guide was carefully designed to meet the needs of our community; it is both informative and educational. This is a resource for you. With the help of experts in various fields, this guide is a compilation of important items to consider.
Some of these items include: Preplanning, Burial Services, Cremation Services, Cemeteries, Veterans Services, Travel Security Plans, Legal Issues and Estate Liquidation.
Please contact Jackie Hook if you would like to receive a copy or click here to learn more.
Thank you to Ken Noel Photography who provided professional staff pictures.
Thank you to Zack Maser, Jess Hook and Kimberly Intorre, Our Valued Treasures, who have provided local photography for our website.
Welcome to our website!
We are happy to welcome you to the Koch Funeral Home website. We hope you find it user friendly and informative.
We have learned that meaningful funeral experiences are an important first step on your grieving journey. Other steps include taking the grief you feel on the inside and expressing it on the outside, or mourning in ways that are significant to you. To help encourage you and others on these journeys, Koch Funeral Home partnered with Jackie Hook and created Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program. This program helps and supports individuals as they grieve.
To learn more about this program and content that may help you individually or family members you are invited to read our Monday's Moment blog or visit our Facebook community. Our intention is to share supportive information that will be helpful to you and your family.
As always, feel free to contact us should you need any assistance.
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