Stillwater, Oklahoma – Strode Funeral Home and Cremation remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Whenever possible, Strode Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the activities that allow for remembering and celebrating the lives of those who die while providing meaningful solutions that allow family, friends, and the community to connect and support one another.
According to the latest available information from the CDC, there is no known risk of being in the same room during a service or visitation with the remains of someone who has died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Depending on a family’s preference, their loved one may still be embalmed and chose burial or cremation arrangements as usual.
Although local, state, and federal guidance may restrict the size of a gathering, Strode is providing alternate means of allowing the public to still be a part of a funeral. The funeral home provides state-of-the-art webcasting capabilities at its facility, so funerals can be broadcast live via the internet. Strode also can video record services for playback at a time convenient for those who may not be able to join the service live.
As always, family members and friends can leave messages of support via the Strode website, www.StodeFH.com, where they can also view memorial videos and photos, as well as order floral or other tributes.
"At Strode, we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve while at the same time providing options for taking care of the spiritual, relational, and emotion needs of those affected by the loss of a loved one," said Mike Chace, funeral director and co-owner. "We will continue to guide our families through these difficult times, and encourage those with questions to call us any time at (405) 372-5550."