Coronavirus Notice | Miller Mortuary

To Our Families

Informational Bulletin on Funerals and COVID-19

COVID-19 is HIGHLY INFECTIOUS

Miller Mortuary is implementing the following until the Pandemic subsides

  • At-Need Arrangements will be made with 3 people or less in our Arrangement Office.
  • PUBLIC Visitations/Viewings, Funeral, & Memorial Services are temporarily suspended.
  • Private Family Only Memorial Services with Casketed Burials scheduled on or after April 7, 2020 will need to be conducted at the Graveside with under 10 people total, including our staff; 6' Social Distancing must be observed by all in attendance. Services can be viewed via Facebook Live.
  • Private Family Only Memorial Services with Urn Burial scheduled on or after April 7, 2020 will need to be conducted at the Graveside with under 10 people total, including staff; 6' Social Distancing must be observed by all in attendance. Services can be viewed via Facebook Live. *If a Memorial Service without an Urn Burial is desired, we will ask that it be scheduled at a later date once the Pandemic has subsided.
  • Private Family Only Viewings will be limited to IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY with under 10 people total, including our staff.

***In certain circumstances we may request that service arrangements and needed information be gathered via Email, Telephone, and/or Fax to limit our staff’s exposure to those that may have been also directly exposed to the virus. The following circumstances may dictate this need:

  1. We receive a death of an individual known or highly suspected to be infected with Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the family has been directly exposed.

  2. A Next of Kin or Direct Family Members that also believes that they may have been exposed to the virus

  3. Next of Kin or Direct Family Members of the deceased that reside in high Coronavirus/COVID-19 affected areas

PLEASE NOTE

Our recommendation of 10 people for Family Only Viewings is 10 people Total not "10 People In / 10 People Out". We do not believe that the alternating of 10 people in & out is a safe practice. The Coronavirus/COVID-19 is an airborne respiratory illness; even though we are diligently cleaning our facility there is absolutely no way we can properly sanitize/purify the air within our building between groups to keep everyone safe. If even one person in the first group of 10 is infected then sneezes or coughs we believe the air could become so contaminated, which could then potentially spread the virus to the subsequent groups.

Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our community. We know that these are strict measures that have to be taken to protect everybody and we greatly appreciate your trust and support during this difficult time. If anyone has any questions or concerns please call us at 620-624-3844 during office hours of 9am to 5pm.

Sincerely,

Gene McElroy - Miller Mortuary - Owner, Director, & Embalmer