At Roper and Sons Funeral Home, we understand that a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes and, at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.

In the days, weeks, and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement, and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. 

We offer three different types of grief support groups each month.  You are welcome to attend any of the groups that you feel best fit your needs.
Groups meet on Sundays from 2 ~ 3:30 p.m.
Structured Group for those who lost a loved one in the past 18 months.  Meets 2nd and 4th Sunday

Guided Group for others grieving losses prior to 18 months. Meets 1st and 3rd Sundays

Art with Anna open to everyone. Meets 2nd Sunday

Holiday Remembrance Service:  Held the second Sunday in December at the Roper & Sons Chapel, 4300 O Street.  Open to anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one, regardless of whether services were entrusted Roper & Sons.  

Groups held at:
Roper & Sons Reception Facility
4300 O Street

To learn more, discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director, or contact us directly at 402-476-1225 or

Grief Support

At some point in our lives, we all have to face the reality of losing a friend or family member to death. The idea of losing someone we love can make even the most stoic people feel uncomfortable, confused, and afraid.

During the first few days after a death, you are surrounded by family and friends. You are busy planning the funeral and may not have time to think about yourself until later when you are alone with your grief. After the funeral, it is completely normal to experience a wide range of emotions. Grieving is hard work, and you may feel tired and lethargic without understanding why. Lighten your schedule if you can, eat healthy foods and exercise to renew your energy. Take time to be alone with your thoughts, but also spend time talking to close friends about your loss. You need to express your emotions. Roper and Sons offers a variety of aftercare services to support your needs during this time.

 Lean more:

» Understanding Grief

» Basic Needs of the Bereaved

» Six Mourning Needs

» Information and Referral Services