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.

To learn more about grief counseling and support options, contact us directly at 402-476-1225 or

Grief Group

1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month (1:45PM)- a grief group which is open to all forms of grief takes place at our O St. location in the downstairs reception area. The doors open at 1:30 and the group starts promptly at 1:45pm and concludes at 2:45pm

Addiction Loss Group

3rd Sunday of the Month (3:00PM)- a grief group meets for those affected by the loss of a loved one to addiction. This group also takes place at our O St. location in the reception room. This group starts promptly at 3:00pm and concludes at 4:00pm.

Why Sunday?

We choose Sunday on purpose. We know that for some, Sunday was utilized as family time and with loss it can be exceptionally difficult. Together we can honor that time for love, support, and encouragement by being there in important ways for each other.

Please remember these services go beyond those we had the honor of serving during their time of need by providing funeral and memorial services but are also available to the public. Our goal is to address the healing of our community as a whole; providing grief support services in response to a need, while striving to change the way we as a culture view grief, as well as learn to love and support each other through it.

Please consider this a personal invitation. We’d love to have you!

Melissa Thorne LIMHP, LADC
Grief Therapist/ Facilitator of Grief Group Services

View our grief support articles below.

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