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COVID-19 Information

We, at Weathers Funeral Home, are humbled to have the opportunity to care for those who have died while also caring for those who mourn. Our responsibility in providing care, at times, demands that we make decisions and implement practices, while confusing and potentially difficult, that are made for the greater good of public health and welfare.

In practice as licensed Indiana funeral directors and funeral homes, the protection of public welfare and health, along with prevention in spread of infectious disease is part of our fundamental duty of care and legal responsibility. Indiana Code 25-15-2-17(7)

With this in mind, and the public welfare and reverent care at the heart of our mission, Weathers Funeral Home, is committed to strictly following all prevailing federal, state, and local mandates in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. While restrictive to public gatherings and events, these mandates are for the greater good of our community and nation.

We are living in extraordinary and unprecedented times, filled with anxiety and uncertainty; we are sensitive that experiencing death is never easy, but most especially during a time of national emergency when such restrictions are in place. Amid these circumstances, we remain committed to you and your family while caring for your loved one.

Service options at this time are limited to no more than ten people. If you choose to attend a visitation or service, you will notice us doing things a little differently. We have everyone’s best interests in mind, while also following the mandates we are operating under.

We appreciate the trust that you have placed in us at this difficult time.

Carrie, Brock, Haylea and staff

Social Security Benefits

Some of the deceased's family members may be able to receive Social Security benefits if the deceased person worked long enough under Social Security to quality for benefits.  You should get in touch with Social Security as soon as you can to make sure the family receives all of the benefits to which it may be entitled.  Please read the following information carefully to learn what benefits may be available.


A one-time payment of $255 can be paid to the surviving spouse if he or she was living with the deceased; or, if living apart, was receiving certain Social Security benefits on the deceased's record.  If there is no surviving spouse, the payment is made to a child who is eligible for benefits on the deceased's record in the month of death.


Certain family members may be eligible to receive monthly benefits, including:

  • A widow or widower age 60 or older (age 50 or older if disabled);
  • A surviving spouse at any age who is caring for the deceased's child under age 16 or disabled;
  • An unmarried child of the deceased who is younger than age 18 (or age 18 or 19 if he or she is a full-time student in an elementary or secondary school); or age 18 or older with a disability that began before age 22;
  • Parents, age 62 or older, who were dependent on the deceased for at least half of their support; and
  • A surviving divorced spouse, under certain circumstances.


The Social Security website is a valuable resource for information about all of Social Security's programs. There are a number of things you can do online.


In addition to using the Social Security website, you can call them toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.  Staff can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  They can also provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call the TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.


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Frequent Questions

Grief Support

Social Security Benefits

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