At Shinn Funeral Service, we realize that our services do not end with the funeral ceremony. That is why we invite calls for informal counseling and support. We assist the family with insurance claims and veterans paperwork. We also provide an aftercare booklet series to families we serve. Referral service is provided for professional counseling and other local and national support groups. We have purchased books relating to death and dying, grief and the grieving process and have placed them in the local library for the benefit of all area residents. A list of these related library offerings is available on this web site. We welcome tours of our facility by any interested group or class. Understandably, these tours must be handled on an appointment basis.

Our membership and active involvement

Our membership and active involvement in National Funeral Directors Association, the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association, The Funeral Ethics Association and The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) recognize our commitment to funeral service. OGR, founded in 1928, is committed to helping independent funeral homes stay independent so funeral directors can focus on what is truly important. . . the FAMILY. Membership in these organizations offers us the opportunity for continuing our education to better serve you.

Pope County Library -  Books on Grief

The titles listed below (many placed by our funeral home) are in the Pope County Library for the benefit of the community.

Author - Title

Alderman, Linda - "Why Did Daddy Die?: Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Parent"

Bartocci, Barbara - "Nobody's Child Anymore: Grieving, Caring and Comforting when Parents Die"

Caine, Lynn - "Lifelines"

Cassini, Kathleen/Rogers, Jacqueline L. - "Death and The Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to Assist Grieving Students"

Davis, Edith Kunhardt - "I'll Love You Forever, Anyway"

Emswiler, Mary A. & James D. - "Guiding Your Child Through Grief"

Ericsson, Stephanie - "Companion Through the Darkness"

Felber, Marta - "Grief Expressed: When a Mate Dies

Fitzgerald, Helen, Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth - "The Grieving Child: A Parents Guide"

Fitzgerald, Helen - "The Mourning Handbook"

Fritts, Mary Bahr - "If Nathan Were Here"

Fumia, Molly - "A Piece of My Heart"

Grollman, Earl - "Living When a Loved One Has Died"

Hartnett, Johnette - "Grief In The Workplace 40 Hours Plus Overtime"

Huntley, Theresa - "Helping Children Grieve: When Someone They Love Dies"

Jackson, Jewell Nickie - "The Agony of Grief"

James, John W. & Friedman, Russell - "The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses"

Keller, Paul F. - "Living the Promises of God"

Kolf, June Cerza - "Teenagers Talk About Grief"

Kolf, June Cerza - "How Can I Help? How To Support Someone Who is Grieving"

Kreis, Bernadine & Pattie, Alice - "Up From Grief: Patterns of Recovery"

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth - "Death: The Final Stage of Growth"

LaTour, Kathy - "For Those Who Live: Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Brother or Sister"

Le Shan, Eda J. - "Learning to Say Goodbye: When a Parent Dies"

Linn, Erin - "I Know Just How You Feel: Avoiding the Cliches of Grief"

Logue, Tom J. - "God, Could You Talk A Little Louder (The Father of a Dying Son Struggles with his Faith)"

Lord, Janice Harris - "No Time for Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger and Injustice After a Tragic Death"

Lukas, Christopher - "Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide"

Menten, Theodore - "Gentle Closings: How to Say Goodbye to Someone You Love"

Mitsch, Raymond - "Grieving The Loss Of One You Love: Daily Meditations to Help You Through the Grieving Process"

Munday, John S. - "I Wasn't Ready"

Neeld, Elizabeth Harper - "Seven Choices: Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your World"

Osmond, Kelly - "More Than Surviving: Caring for Yourself While You Grieve"

Parachin, Victor - "Healing Grief"

Peppers, Larry G. - "How to Go On Living After Death of a Baby"

Prestine, Joan Singleton - "Someone Special Died (Kids Have Feelings, Too)"

Price, Eugenia - "Getting Through The Night: Finding Your Way After the Loss of a Loved One"

Rando, Therese A. - "How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies"

Ross, E. Betsy - "After Suicide: A Ray of Hope for Those Left Behind"

Sanders, Catherine - "Surviving Grief . . . and Learning to Live Again"

Schiff, Harriet Sarnoff - "The Bereaved Parent"

Staudacher, Carol - "Men and Grief"

Tatelbaum, Judy - "The Courage to Grieve"

Tatelbaum, Judy - "The Courage to Grieve" (VHS)

Temes, Roberta - "Living With an Empty Chair: A Guide Through Grief"

Van Praagh, James - "Healing Grief"

Van Praagh, James - "Healing Grief" (Audio cassette)

Wild, Layne - "I Remember You: A Grief Journal"

Williamson, Walt - "Miscarriage: Sharing The Grief, Facing the Pain, Healing the Wounds"

Worden, J. William - "Grief Counseling, Grief Therapy"

York, Sarah - "Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning a Death"

Various - "Funeral and Memorial Service Readings"

Various - "Sorrow's Company: Writers on Loss and Grief"

Funeral Related Book Titles and Authors - Pope County Library