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 march 21

Realtor Russ Meyer discusses the housing market and planning

topic breakfast april 18

Senior Housing Advisor Beth Friesen

topic breakfast may 16

Bob Downey, Capital Humane Society

Grief Support Groups

We offer three different types of professionally guided grief support groups each month. You are welcome to attend any of the groups that you feel best fits your needs. Reservations are not required, and attendance is on an as-needed basis.

Our Guided Group is designed for those grieving losses at any time, and meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Our Structured Group is designed for those who lost a loved one within the past 18 months, experiencing “firsts”, and meets 2nd and 4th Sunday. These groups meet at 4300 O Street.

Our Substance Abuse Loss Grief Support meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 5 – 6 p.m. at our South Chapel, 40th & Yankee Hill. This group is designed specifically for those who have experienced the death of a loved one due to the use or abuse of drugs or alcohol.

1st and 3rd Sundays each month

Guided Group with Melissa, The Mill/Telegraph District
330 S. 21st Street
2:00 p.m.

First Sunday – those grieving the loss of a spouse
Third Sunday – those grieving the loss of a child, parent, friend or someone significant other than a spouse

2nd and 4th Sundays each month

Structured Group with Tiffany, O Street Chapel, 2:00 p.m.

3rd Sunday each month

Substance Use/Abuse Loss Group with Brenda and Melissa
The Mill/Telegraph District
3 p.m.


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.