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Faithful Friends
Pet Cremation Services

1606 Navajo Street
Elkhart, Indiana 46516

Phone: 574.389.9900
Toll Free: 877.981.9900
info@faithfulpetfriends.com

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Contact Us
Faithful Friends
Pet Cremation Services

1606 Navajo Street
Elkhart, Indiana 46516

Phone: 574.389.9900
Toll Free: 877.981.9900
info@faithfulpetfriends.com

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
News

January 2015 – The Elkhart Truth’s First Pet Obituary – and we started it!

In review of our first ten years, I believe Faithful Friends has made a difference in many ways. Besides being the talk of the newsroom, it was a learning experience for me. Working at a funeral home you see obituaries of loved ones all the time. I felt "loved ones" also meant the ones with fur. So being the owner of Faithful Friends and handling the Mr. Fish’s (yellow lab) arrangements, Mr. Kiser (Mr. Fish’s owner) was kind enough to let me try to publish the first pet obituary in the newspaper.

This first request for a pet obituary opened the conversation between Faithful Friends and the newspaper. We talked about Mr. Fish, who, Kiser said, “never growled or showed his teeth and, as far as is known, never entertained a mean or unworthy thought; who loved to eat; and was an avid napper”.

We also talked about whether The Truth should or would publish pet obituaries. We agreed to give it a try. I stirred the pot so to say; Mr. Fish’s obit did not end up on the obit page but it had its moment with the newspaper placing it in the classifieds. I know they (our faithful friends) are more than a want ad and maybe in the future we will see one with the “humans”.

Beryl Billings Stone
Faithful Friends Owner

(Actual Obit)
Truth prints its first pet obit
Goodbye, Mr. Fish. Your death was the talk of The Truth's newsroom.

Mr. Fish passed away in May of 2006. He was 14, a good age for a yellow Labrador retriever. Mr. Fish left behind a host of friends, including the mailman, neighborhood children and Bob Kiser, of Laurel Street in Elkhart, who asked The Truth to publish an obituary of his longtime friend and faithful companion.

Contact Us
Faithful Friends
Pet Cremation Services

1606 Navajo Street
Elkhart, Indiana 46516

Phone: 574.389.9900
Toll Free: 877.981.9900
info@faithfulpetfriends.com

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.