ConOhoughtsnsideroheseby Debbie J. ThompsonOwner/Funeral Director/CPCCEMETERY SYMBOLISMA cemetery is somewhat like an art museum in that many ofthe headstones it contains are artfully presented as piecesof granite sculpture. One of the most interesting elements ofheadstone design are the meaningful images carved into thestone. Among the most common of these symbols is an angel,which guards the tomb and represents a messenger betweenman and God. The dove, seen in both Jewish and Christiancemeteries, symbolizes resurrection, innocence, and peace.Its ascension denotes the transport of the departed's soul toheaven. A dove lying dead symbolizes a life prematurely cutshort. If the dove is holding an olive branch, it symbolizes thatthe soul has reached divine peace in heaverA traditional funeral service is one of the most time-honoredways to pay tribute to a loved one. For hundreds of years,families have found solace in honoring their loved one'spassing with through funeral services. The practice of layinga loved one to rest not only respects religious beliefs butprovides the deceased's loved ones with a sense of closure. Tolearn about our funeral services, please call us today.Celebrating Lives and Healing Hearts.QUOTE: "The Dove, on silver pinions, winged herpeaceful way."James Montgomery8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove815-675-0550Thompsonwww.ThompsonSpringGrove.comSPRING GROVE FUNERAL HOME Con Ohoughts nsiderohese by Debbie J. Thompson Owner/Funeral Director/CPC CEMETERY SYMBOLISM A cemetery is somewhat like an art museum in that many of the headstones it contains are artfully presented as pieces of granite sculpture. One of the most interesting elements of headstone design are the meaningful images carved into the stone. Among the most common of these symbols is an angel, which guards the tomb and represents a messenger between man and God. The dove, seen in both Jewish and Christian cemeteries, symbolizes resurrection, innocence, and peace. Its ascension denotes the transport of the departed's soul to heaven. A dove lying dead symbolizes a life prematurely cut short. If the dove is holding an olive branch, it symbolizes that the soul has reached divine peace in heaver A traditional funeral service is one of the most time-honored ways to pay tribute to a loved one. For hundreds of years, families have found solace in honoring their loved one's passing with through funeral services. The practice of laying a loved one to rest not only respects religious beliefs but provides the deceased's loved ones with a sense of closure. To learn about our funeral services, please call us today. Celebrating Lives and Healing Hearts. QUOTE: "The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way." James Montgomery 8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 815-675-0550 Thompson www.ThompsonSpringGrove.com SPRING GROVE FUNERAL HOME

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Con Ohoughts nsiderohese by Debbie J. Thompson Owner/Funeral Director/CPC CEMETERY SYMBOLISM A cemetery is somewhat like an art museum in that many of the headstones it contains are artfully presented as pieces of granite sculpture. One of the most interesting elements of headstone design are the meaningful images carved into the stone. Among the most common of these symbols is an angel, which guards the tomb and represents a messenger between man and God. The dove, seen in both Jewish and Christian cemeteries, symbolizes resurrection, innocence, and peace. Its ascension denotes the transport of the departed's soul to heaven. A dove lying dead symbolizes a life prematurely cut short. If the dove is holding an olive branch, it symbolizes that the soul has reached divine peace in heaver A traditional funeral service is one of the most time-honored ways to pay tribute to a loved one. For hundreds of years, families have found solace in honoring their loved one's passing with through funeral services. The practice of laying a loved one to rest not only respects religious beliefs but provides the deceased's loved ones with a sense of closure. To learn about our funeral services, please call us today. Celebrating Lives and Healing Hearts. QUOTE: "The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way." James Montgomery 8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 815-675-0550 Thompson www.ThompsonSpringGrove.com SPRING GROVE FUNERAL HOME Con Ohoughts nsiderohese by Debbie J. Thompson Owner/Funeral Director/CPC CEMETERY SYMBOLISM A cemetery is somewhat like an art museum in that many of the headstones it contains are artfully presented as pieces of granite sculpture. One of the most interesting elements of headstone design are the meaningful images carved into the stone. Among the most common of these symbols is an angel, which guards the tomb and represents a messenger between man and God. The dove, seen in both Jewish and Christian cemeteries, symbolizes resurrection, innocence, and peace. Its ascension denotes the transport of the departed's soul to heaven. A dove lying dead symbolizes a life prematurely cut short. If the dove is holding an olive branch, it symbolizes that the soul has reached divine peace in heaver A traditional funeral service is one of the most time-honored ways to pay tribute to a loved one. For hundreds of years, families have found solace in honoring their loved one's passing with through funeral services. The practice of laying a loved one to rest not only respects religious beliefs but provides the deceased's loved ones with a sense of closure. To learn about our funeral services, please call us today. Celebrating Lives and Healing Hearts. QUOTE: "The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way." James Montgomery 8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 815-675-0550 Thompson www.ThompsonSpringGrove.com SPRING GROVE FUNERAL HOME

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