Celebration of Life in Steubenville & Wintersville, OH
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Celebration of Life 


Your loved one was a special individual. Mosti Funeral Home can help you celebrate their life and honor their memory with a meaningful funeral service that reflects their unique character and personality. Let us help you say good-bye with a funeral service that provides your family with comfort in your loss, as well as lasting memories for the future.

The way you choose to say good-bye can be as varied and unique as your loved one’s personality. When considering ways to personalize the funeral or memorial service, remember the time you spent with the person and think about the qualities you remember them for. You may want to consider the following questions as starting points for creating a memorable good-bye:

  • What was your loved one like as an individual?
  • What was your loved one’s occupation or profession?
  • What types of hobbies and activities did your loved one enjoy?
  • Where did your loved one prefer to spend their time, and what did they do?
  • Was your loved one a spiritual person?
  • Did your loved one have any special charities or causes that they were passionate about?
  • What other achievements did your loved one accomplish?
  • What other special memories did you share – places, vacations, special occasions, family events?
  • What other things were meaningful to your loved one, and still are to the surviving family?

If you are looking for something more than a standardized, “cookie cutter” funeral service, Mosti Funeral Home is happy to partner with you to share ideas and help memorialize your loved one. Our creative staff will work with you on distinctive, yet reasonably priced options to make your loved one’s service as special as they were.


How to Plan a Celebration of Life


It's really a process of asking–and answering–questions. Sit down with other family members, at least once—but maybe even more than once—to explore the celebration of life ideas which arise from answering these questions:

  1. Who will be invited? The number of guests define the where, when, and how of your celebration of life. Write down the names of everyone you think would want to be there and then set it aside. You can add new names to the list as you go along.
  2. Where, and when, should the event take place? Here's where your imagination is tempered by any scheduling or travel-related issues facing those who will be invited. Be sure to check in with out-of-town relatives and friends about their situation before settling on these critical details.
  3. Who will orchestrate or conduct the event? If your loved one was religious, you may opt to have their pastor or church minister perform these tasks. However, many families today hire a non-denominational celebrant to oversee the celebration of life.
  4. Who wishes to speak at the event? Many times family members or friends will be very direct about their desire to make a short presentation at the celebration of life; other times you need to come out and ask folks if they would be willing to publicly share their thoughts and feelings. Either way, you'll want to select those people who have shared a close relationship with the deceased and have something meaningful to contribute.
  5. What group activities would be appropriate? We've heard some exciting celebration-of-life ideas over the years. This question involves thinking about what your loved one liked most about their life and gives everyone a remarkable space to share memories, laugh, and even cry together.
  6. What food or beverages should be served? What you serve may depend on the theme of your celebration of life, or may be based on your loved one's favorite dishes. It's entirely up to you; we've even seen "pot luck" celebrations of life where guests actually sign up to bring select foods and beverages.
  7. What readings and music should you include? Music is an integral part of life for many people, and a celebration of life is the perfect event in which to showcase the meaningful music of your loved one's life. But, if your loved one didn't appreciate music (and lots of folks don’t), it may be more appropriate to read chosen spiritual selections, or excerpts from literature.
  8. What details of your loved one's life do you want to share with guests? Not every biographical detail needs to be highlighted; rather you're trying to capture their essence by telling revealing anecdotes or stories. Sometimes you can reveal their character by detailing one short moment in their life experience.
  9. What decorations will you have? Many families create a tribute video and use it as the centerpiece of the event. Others choose to use a memory table of photographs and other memorabilia instead.


Celebration of Life Ideas




01 The Foodie

If your loved one enjoyed tasting new recipes, you may want to consider organizing a dinner party that serves their favourite foods. The dinner can be at someone’s home or at the deceased’s favourite restaurant. Attendee's can feel connected to the deceased through the food that they loved, as well as being together to share stories and memories.

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02 The Sports Fan

If your loved one was a devoted sports fan of a particular team or avidly played a sport themselves, consider focusing the celebration of life around that team or sport. An idea for this could be organizing a golf or baseball tournament in honour of your loved one, or even attending a game of their favourite team.




03 The Musician

Was your loved one a musician or a dedicated fan of a singer/ band? If so, you may want to consider showcasing that particular form of music for their celebration of life. You could consider hosting a small tribute concert in memory of the deceased, where the genre of music they loved can be played.

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We serve all of Jefferson County, Ohio including, Steubenville, Wintersville, Mingo Junction, New Alexandria, Toronto, Richmond, Belvedere, Unionport, Bloomingdale and all other surrounding communities.

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