Memorialization Ideas

Creating meaningful mementos and traditions to do as a family are all great ways to honor your loved one and feel close to them. These mementos and traditions can be passed down in your family from generation to generation, that way your loved one’s story lives on forever. If you want any assistance, suggestions, or want to learn about the memorial products we offer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff.




Mementos can be anything from a simple memorial craft to a more intricate tribute — both are just as special. You don’t to be an avid crafter to make a memorial item to pay tribute to your loved one. The meaning by the memento is what truly matters, creating something to bring you comfort during your grief and celebrate their life story.

Below are a few mementos that you can make in tribute to your loved one:

  • Decorate a memorial frame to place your loved one’s photo in.
  • Make a scrapbook of your loved one’s trips, holidays, and other significant life events.
  • Print your favorite photos of your loved one to place inside a photo album.
  • Use their clothing to make a memorial blanket or memory teddy bear.
  • Start a journal for expressing grief, sharing memories, or telling your loved one about your life.


In addition to memorial items, you can gather your family members and friends of the deceased to start a meaningful tradition to honor your loved one’s memory. Or you also can create your own personal tradition to honor and remember your loved one by.

Below are a few memorial tradition ideas to get you started:

  • Visit your loved one’s gravesite, scattering location, or a memorial location to leave flowers, talk out loud to them, or sit and think about them.
  • Cook your loved one’s favorite food or famous recipe. You can invite your family and friends over for a meal to share memories of your loved one.
  • Plan a trip to your loved one’s favorite places or visit a place that they always wanted to go see.
  • Honor them at holiday gatherings by making a toast, leaving an empty chair open, or another meaningful gesture.
  • Spend time doing something that they loved, whether that was gardening or watching movies.

Wearly Monuments — Marion is located at Grant Memorial Park in Marion, Indiana. We provide our families with high quality product and the best in customer service. We have a full-time monument design specialist that will set down with you in office or your home to design the monument that will tell you or your loved one’s story. With a variety of sizes, styles and colors, the design options are endless.

"Everyone deserves a place to put their name." Let us help tell your story. Call today to schedule an appointment (765) 664-9317.

It is important to schedule an appointment so that we can assure we are available and to allow the needed time to provide you with the time and care needed to design your monument.


Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service is a proud partner with Legacy Touch. First, we get digital thumbprints for your loved one. Second, they are assigned a personal identification number that is unique to your loved one. At that point, the PIN can be used on the Legacy Touch website to order Fingerprint Jewelry and Keepsakes through the online ordering portal.

"Experience the closeness of your Loved One every single day with a beautiful Keepsake from Legacy Touch. Find unimaginable connection that you can carry wherever you go through a cherished fingerprint engraved in a finely crafted Keepsake or piece of Jewelry. From Charms to Pendants to Dog Tags, Bookmarks, Keychains, and more, our custom Fingerprint Jewelry and Keepsakes are carefully handcrafted by our professional artisans and are as unique as the love they represent." - Legacy Touch

Through our partnership with Life Story Network, we are proud to be able to offer various personalization options that tell the story of your loved one's life:

Life Panel®
The Life Panel is a chronological collage of the life that was lived. It tells a story using no words, and the image is used in many of our other print items.

Life Story® Memory Folder
A Life Story Memory Folder weaves the written Life Story with photos of the deceased to create a lasting impression on those who attend the service.

Thank You Cards
The Thank You Cards include beautifully designed layouts focused on imagery of the deceased.

Life Story Book
Our most recent addition is the impressive, hard cover Life Story Book. This book includes the written Life Story and provides a robust and elegant way to preserve memories of the deceased for generations to come.

Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral & Cremation Service Locations:

North Chapel
Phone: (765) 664-5030
1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN

Planning Center
Phone: (765) 664-5030
1337 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN

Storey Chapel
Phone: (765) 674-8036
400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN

Rybolt Chapel
Phone: (765) 922-7979
314 N. Washington St., Swayzee, IN

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