At Snouffer Funeral Home, we take great pride in caring for our families, and will work tirelessly to provide you with a beautiful, lasting tribute to your loved one. In addition to the services we offer, you will receive an online memorial that you can share with family and friends. While honoring your loved one is our top priority, we also want to help you through this difficult time. We have a wide range of resources to support you not only today, but in the weeks and months to come.
A sampling of our offerings is listed below. Please call us at 1-740-450-8000 so we can help you through this process.
Family Owned vs. Corporate
Over the past several years, large publicly traded companies have been purchasing funeral homes across Ohio and the United States, including one in our area owned by a Texas company. The early nineties saw hundreds of family operated funeral homes across North America brought into the fold of large multi-national firms. Recent media reports such as 60 Minutes, Time, and US News and World Report conclude that these death care business operations, while trying to maintain the facade of a family operation, quickly increase prices considerably and enforce merchandising policies on employees geared to significantly increase their bottom lines.
Is Snouffer Funeral Home independently owned or is it operated by a large chain or corporation?
Yes, the Snouffer Funeral Home is family owned and independently operated. It is not operated by a large public corporation. We take pride in our local ownership and the many ways in which we contribute to our communities through educational offerings, charitable donations and hundreds of volunteer hours. Our investment in the community spans over many years and we passionately believe in doing our best to make Zanesville and the surrounding communities a better place to live.
Not all funeral homes in the Zanesville area are privately owned. We feel there is a distinct difference between our funeral homes and those owned by publicly traded companies. We answer to the families we serve, not Wall Street.
We can create a customized, online memorial for you to share with family and friends. The memorial includes the obituary and any photographs you wish to provide. It will serve as a place for visitors to post condolences, share memories, upload photos, and light candles in honor of your loved one.
We can produce a personal tribute video that can be played at the service and online. Simply provide us with the photographs you want to include and we will transform them into a video celebration of your treasured memories. DVDs or digital files of the video are also available.
Funeral Fund Donations
We realize the expense of a funeral can be a burden. We provide the option for friends and family to make monetary donations to help cover funeral costs. These gifts can be made easily and securely online through our website, and are paid directly to the funeral home on behalf of the donor.
We make it easy for friends and family to send flowers to your home or service to honor your loved one. We have partnered with local florists to offer the convenience of ordering directly from the obituary page of our website. You can also use this feature to select the flowers you would like at the service. This is a secure way to choose beautiful arrangements from the privacy and comfort of your home.
Sharing Service Details
We reduce the stress of contacting those who need the details of the service for your loved one. We post the dates and times of the service as part of the online memorial on our website. You can then either share the memorial on your Facebook or Twitter page or copy the details from the site into an email or text. Both options give you the peace of mind that you have provided the necessary information to those who need it.
Daily Grief Support Emails
We offer one year of free daily grief support emails to the families we serve. It is important to us that we continue to comfort our families through the difficult days that the first year of grieving can bring.