Obituaries

Mary Orf
B: 1918-02-27
D: 2018-06-18
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Orf, Mary
Sr. Michael Flannery
B: 1931-04-09
D: 2018-06-17
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Flannery, Sr. Michael
Mike Labis
B: 1938-11-14
D: 2018-06-15
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Labis, Mike
Roy Gerdel
B: 1935-01-11
D: 2018-06-14
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Gerdel, Roy
Thomas Ostertag
B: 1928-07-05
D: 2018-06-13
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Ostertag, Thomas
Phyllis Kreutz
B: 1926-07-31
D: 2018-06-12
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Kreutz, Phyllis
Frederick Houser
B: 1932-04-17
D: 2018-06-12
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Houser, Frederick
Gary Woollard
B: 1949-01-13
D: 2018-06-10
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Woollard, Gary
Mary Jo Eilers
D: 2018-06-10
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Eilers, Mary Jo
Mary Karleskint
B: 1926-09-08
D: 2018-06-09
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Karleskint, Mary
Richard Abell
B: 1952-09-23
D: 2018-06-09
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Abell, Richard
Alix Johnson
B: 1985-04-17
D: 2018-06-09
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Johnson, Alix
Frederick Mayer
B: 1925-02-27
D: 2018-06-08
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Mayer, Frederick
Meryl Berry
B: 1925-09-24
D: 2018-06-08
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Berry, Meryl
Shelby Stout
D: 2018-06-08
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Stout, Shelby
Robert Forbes
B: 1931-01-02
D: 2018-06-07
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Forbes, Robert
Virginia Russo
B: 1932-01-20
D: 2018-06-06
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Russo, Virginia
Sister Mary Janice Meiners
B: 1930-02-08
D: 2018-06-06
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Meiners, Sister Mary Janice
Elizabeth Reeves
B: 1934-09-16
D: 2018-06-05
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Reeves, Elizabeth
Jimmy DeLaet
B: 1940-10-29
D: 2018-06-04
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DeLaet, Jimmy
Joseph Finnigan
B: 1944-08-26
D: 2018-06-04
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Finnigan, Joseph

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We are pleased to provide bereavement service options for the families we serve. In addition, we have many community-based resources we can recommend to you. For more information, please feel free to ask us at the funeral home, contact us here, or follow these helpful links:

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Here at Bopp Chapel, we have compiled a list of books available to anyone who would like to borrow them.  Please click here to view the list.

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Frontline Newsletter Spring 2018 including articles written by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. and Dr. Earl A. Grollman

YOUTH & FUNERALS from the Funeral Service Foundation:

Coping With The Stigma of Grieving an Overdose Death

Guidelines for Helping Grieving Children

Coping With the Loss of a Loved One from the American Cancer Society

Please visit the Mesothelioma Center, a free web resource that provides information and support to individuals as well as families affected by cancer

Effective Communications Strategies by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri Chapter:  On Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 400 St. Andrews Ln., Holts Summit, MO 65043

BJC HealthCare:  Threshold Portals Grief Support Groups, offering support to those who are facing the challenges and opportunites after the loss of their spouse or partner

BJC HealthCare:  DAYBREAK, A retreat for couples grieving the death of their son or daughter

Avalon Hospice Bereavement Support Group

Mercy Hospice Support Groups

Frontline Newsletter Winter 2018 including articles written by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. and Dr. Earl A. Grollman

Bereavement Service - A Service of Remembrance & Hope                           

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Where: Kirkwood Baptist Church Sanctuary, 211 North Woodlawn Avenue
Kirkwood, MO 63122
314.965.2349

Frontline Newsletter Summer 2017 including articles written by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. and Dr. Earl A. Grollman

Stepping Stones Weekend Camp August 11-13, 2017 for children ages 6-12 grieving the loss of a family member or friend.

Frontline Newsletter Spring 2017 including articles written by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  and Dr. Earl A. Grollman

Frontline Newsletter Winter 2017 including articles written by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  and Dr. Earl A. Grollman

St. Louis Area Bereavement Support Groups & Resources

Annie's Hope - Providing comprehensive support services to children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant.

PBS Sesame Street Workshop-When Families Grieve

PBS Sesame Street Workshop-Topics & Activities

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing)

National Bereavement Resource Guide

A Child in Grief (New York Life Foundation)

The Moyer Foundation   The mission of The Moyer Foundation is to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

Frontline Newsletter Fall 2016 including articles written by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  and Dr. Earl A. Grollman


The 1969 publication of what was to become a landmark book, On Death and Dying, written by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross changed the way we looked at grief. She described five stage of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance–stages which became the foundation of our understanding of the experience of grief for decades.

But later research has shown that we cope with grief not in linear or cyclical stages, but in a back-and-forth process which moves between the experience of sadness, anger, yearning, or crying; and the experience of feeling joy or contentment. This is almost a “safety valve”, giving the bereaved a period of rest in dealing with their grief.

Grief is, you see, work. And it seems the body intuitively knows that such hard work requires periods of rest.  This natural back-and-forth process helps us to achieve the four essential tasks in grieving:

1. To accept the reality of the loss

2. To work through to the pain of grief

3. To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing

4. To emotionally relocate the deceased and move on with life

But what if you get stuck? Perhaps you can’t accept this new reality; or maybe working through the pain of grief is wearing you down. That’s when a qualified grief counselor can help.