Continuing Care

Let Us Lend a Helping Hand

Upon completion of your loved one’s death certificate, a member of our dedicated staff, will personally reach out to your family. We will carefully discuss the most convenient way to deliver the certificates, ensuring that they reach you securely. Whether it’s through mailing, in-person pickup, or a personalized drop-off, we strive to accommodate your preferences.

Paperwork Assistance

As a comprehensive funeral home, we understand the overwhelming amount of paperwork that accompanies the loss of a loved one. At Chiles – Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, we are here to ease your burden by offering dedicated paperwork assistance.

Insurance Assignment filing and claim processing

Completion of necessary paperwork after the loss of a loved one

Assistance with filing insurance claims independently

Guidance and support throughout the paperwork process

Efficient and accurate handling of all required documentation

Relief from the burdensome and sometimes complex procedures

Peace of mind knowing that paperwork is taken care of with care and attention to detail

Our funeral directors are here to help you every step of the way. We’ll explain each payment method and investment option available and help you make a decision that best suits you and your family.

Don’t wait for a life-altering event to force you to make these decisions. Take control of your legacy and safeguard your estate by pre-planning with Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services.

To request more information or to begin the pre-planning process, please contact Demi Burden at 419-228-5474, or complete our easy online pre-planning form now.

Community Support Groups

Grief Share
  • 13 week support group with a workbook, DVD, and support group for those who have lost a loved one.
  • Sessions are held at Shawnee Alliance Church, 4455 Shawnee Road. Call the church for meeting times: 419-991-6546.
Share. Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.
  • Second Tuesday of each month, no meetings during June, July, and August. 7 – 8 p.m. in the Garden Conference Room inside Allison Radiation Center, corner of Market & Collette. For more information, please call Stephanie: 419-226-9237, or for immediate response, call St. Rita’s Call-A-Nurse: 1-800-437-4827
  • Meetings do not require membership, are free, and are open to bereaved parents who have experiences the death of a baby due to early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life, regardless of how much times has passed since the loss. Friends and family of the bereaved are also welcome to attend.
P.A.L.S. Persons Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide.
  • Fourth Thursday of every month (third Thursday of November and December). 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, 2nd floor of the Ruse Building, at the corner of S. Main and Wallace, above the Emergency Room.
“Compassionate Friends”
  • For more information, please call 1-877-969-0010, or the Putnam County Chapter: 419-659-2475
  • This group offers friendship and understanding to parents who have experienced the death of a child.
Support for Widows
  • For more information, please call the YWCA: 419-228-8664
Bereavement Support Groups for Adults, Young Widows/Widowers, & Camps for School Aged Children
  • For more information, please call Herb, Barb, Karen, or Kim: 419-226-9064, or 1-800-332-4724
  • A variety of support is offered to Allen, Auglaize, and Putnam Counties through St. Rita’s Hospice.
Grief Care
  • For more information, please call the Lima Community Church: 419-223-9646
  • This is a 13-week informational seminar and support group on the grieving process
We Care
  • Phone lines open 24 hours/ 7 days a week: 1-800-567-HOPE (4673)
  • They offer crisis counseling
Lutheran Social Services
  • For more information, please call 419-229-2222
  • Have grief counseling and grief support groups available