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Clothing Guidelines


We fully dress the deceased to preserve their dignity and help them look as “normal” as possible. As a general rule, the clothing is not returned to the family, however, jewelry and other items that displayed in the casket can either be returned or left with the decedent

You may bring the clothing with you to the arrangement meeting or bring it to the funeral home later. However, we do prefer to have the clothing no later than 12 noon the day before the visitation. If you have any questions, please call our office at 937-839-4476.

Clothing for the deceased should include:
➢ long sleeves and a high neckline
➢ undergarments- including underwear, socks, t-shirt, bra, stockings, etc. as appropriate
➢ shoes (optional)
➢ glasses, a wig or a hairpiece (if normally worn)
➢ hair dye MUST be provided by the family and at the funeral home no later than 12 noon two days before the visitation
➢ a recent photo
➢ jewelry or any other items to be placed in the casket can be brought in the day of the visitation or service

All items (clothing, jewelry, etc.) will be inventoried by a Preble Memory Garden Funeral Center staff person when you bring those items in. We will ask you to sign the inventory list before you leave to ensure we have itemized all pieces.

*If there is an article of clothing you wish to be returned, please be sure to tell the staff person when you bring the clothing in

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