Roper & Sons continues to uphold a commitment to serving the community. At Roper & Sons Funeral Home, we care about YOU! Each month, we offer several opportunities to help you grow, learn and plan for your future. We would love to see you at one of our upcoming breakfasts or workshops. View the upcoming agendas below.

topic breakfast may 17

Tracie Foreman, Aging Partners Motivational Speaker

topic breakfast june 21

Linda Stephen, Nebraska State Stroke Association

topic breakfast july 19

Attorney Christine Vanderford: Protecting our Elders

south chapel supper summer 2018

topic to be announced

south chapel supper autumn 2018

topic to be announced

Grief Support Group

We offer three different types of grief support groups each month. You are welcome to attend any of the groups that you feel best fits your needs. Groups meet on Sundays from 2 ~ 3:30 p.m. Structured Group for those who lost a loved one within the past 18 months, experiencing “firsts” meets 2nd and 4th Sunday.
Guided Group for those grieving losses at any time. Meets 1st and 3rd Sundays. Art with Anna open to anyone grieving a loss of any kind. Meets 2nd Sunday each month. 
Groups held at: Roper & Sons Reception Facility – 
4300 O Street

May 6

Guided Group with Melissa

May 13

No Group, contact us for further information

May 20

Guided Group with Melissa

May 27

Structured Group with Tiffany

June 3

Guided Group with Melissa

June 10

Structured Group with Tiffany

June 17

Guided Group with Melissa

June 24

Structured Group with Tiffany


In addition to hosting various events at Roper and Sons Funeral Home, our Outreach Coordinator, Jodi Freeman, is available to speak to your group or organization at no cost. Available topics include:

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate

Every family has treasures, some with financial value, some with sentimental value, and some with both. Learn how to distribute those treasures among family members, or dispense of them altogether during life’s transitions.

Positively Positive

How many people do you know who have “Eeyore Syndrome” – only focused on doom and gloom? Are you surrounding yourself with positive energy or negative? Learn how you can start becoming more positive and attracting positive energy into your life in a few simple steps.

It’s All About Me

Have you ever left a funeral and thought “that could be anyone”? Your service is the last chance your loved ones have to say goodbye, and to remember you for the life you lived. Your celebration should be just that – a celebration of YOU. Learn how to can plan a personalized, individual celebration of life that means something to those you love.

Have the Talk of a Lifetime

Sitting down with our loved ones to talk about their lives can be rich and satisfying. Learning about memorable events and people, places and favorite activities, values, and lessons learned can help bring us closer to those we care about most. Learn how to open the doors to having the Talk of a Lifetime!

The Importance of Planning

You plan all of your major life events, from your education to your marriage. Shouldn’t your final farewell be carefully planned as well? From providing all of the important information needed to arrange your services and file legal documents to the way you wish to be remembered, planning ahead can save your family significant financial, time, and emotional burdens. This topic is especially pertinent for younger audiences who have never considered the end of life needs.


“Treasures” is a combination of two very popular topics, “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate” and “Have the Talk of a Lifetime”. It is important to maintain and even repair family relationships during times of crisis and to make a concerted effort to be remembered in the way YOU wish to be remembered. With an emphasis on communication, learn some steps that can bring a sense of peace and calm to a naturally emotional time.

Five Wishes

Five Wishes helps you learn how to express your wishes if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It brings tremendous peace of mind knowing your wishes will be honored. Five Wishes is a blueprint for legal, medical, spiritual, and personal decisions, allowing you to describe what good care means to you, and helps potential caregivers know exactly what you want. Offered in partnership with an attorney and personal caregivers, this topic offers first-hand insight and information about end-of-life planning.

Peace of Mind

Learn how planning for your final wishes will shield your family from unnecessary emotional and financial burden.

 Please contact Jodi at 402-476-1225 or email jodi@roperandsons.com to schedule her to speak at your event.

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Remembering warms our hearts and helps us to feel better, even in the midst of a heart-rending loss. It reminds us to celebrate the life lived, not the heartbreak of a life lost.