Faithful Friends In Passing

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     Faithful Friends In Passing is your local professional when it comes to final care for your pet.  Ron, a Funeral Director for over 43 years has the experience and knowledge to help you during that special time of loss.  Jodi Hand-Shadley, a Columbus native hails from a loving and caring family of pet lovers.

     *We offer special Grief Literature and other information that helps kids deal with the death of their pet. 

     *Available to you is our premier line of memorialization products that are all offered in a economical, professional and dignified manner.

       *Discounts to Senior Citizens and Service Animal Owners apply.

     *Our state of the art facility is conveniently located and easy to find.  We are located outside of Columbus, just east of the junction of State Roads 9 & 46 in the town of Newbern.  Our service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the transfer of your Faithful Friend from your home or your Veterinarian's office anywhere within Bartholomew County at no extra charge.

     *Please accept our invitation for you to call for information, prices or to set an appointment to discuss exactly what you want or need in any at need or preneed situation.

     "Our promise to you is that your Faithful Friend will be cared for in a professional and dignified manner.  Just as if they were a member of our family!"


     Please feel free to email us at with any questions you may have. 






We offer in our facility or by special order a full line of Precious & Semi-Precious Metal, Granite, Marble and a variety of species of Wood urns for you to select from. 

  • Our "Traditionl Plan" for cremation includes a Hardwood Picture Urn in Natural or Cherry stain for just about any breed size Faithful Friend.
  • Our "Personal Choice Plan" for cremation allows you to determine the urn you wish to purchase from our selection of professionally manufactured urns or you may provide your own special container.
  • With both of our plans you will receive fur clippings from your Faithful Friend and the poem "Old Dog or Old Cat In A Locket".  A copy of the poem "Rainbow Bridge", an actual Paw Print cast in clay from your Faithful Friend and a Cremation Certificate with the corresponding Numbered Cremation Tag for proper identification of your Faithful Friend throughout our entire process.
  • Our "Immediate Disposition Plan" would be the minimal service.  We would transfer your Faitrhful Friend to our facility for immediate cremation.  At the completion of the cremation process your Faithful Friend's ashes would be held for thirty days and then scattered in a designated scattering garden.
  • There is no additional charge for transportation of your Faithful Friend from your residence or your Veterinarian's office here in Bartholomew County.  We also offer service anywhere outside Bartholomew County at the same prices but with a nominal trip charge.
  • Also available, we have a variety of Manmade and Natural Keepstones that can be professionally engraved or sandblasted with your Faithful Friend's specific information for placement in that special place of rememberance.
  • For an appointment or more information, please feel free to contact us at either number above.  We would welcome your questions and interest.

Remember that "Sadness fades, but Memories linger.  Keep that special place in your heart forever of your Faithful Friend that has given you Unconditional Love!"