Kearney Good Samaritan to hold memorial service

COURTESY/ Good Samaritan Hospital

Kearney Good Samaritan Hospital has scheduled a memorial service in remembrance of babies stillborn, miscarried, or who have died in infancy. The service will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 1 on the east side of Kearney Cemetery. Director of Maternal Child Services, Karen Navis talks about the importance of Sunday.

"We hold the memorial service annually to commemorate all of those babies that have been lost," said Navis. "Those that we had hopes and dreams for, but it just wasn't meant to be."

Navis also mentioned that parents will have the opportunity to place a rose at their grave site to remember their babies.

"We invite parents and all of their family members to come. You don't have to of had a loss at Good Samaritan Hospital, if people want to just come and remember their own baby that they lost somewhere else, that will be fine as well. It's meant to be a service of healing and remembrance."

The service is open to parents and family members and will include music, prayers, scripture and poetry. The Pastoral Care staff and the Family Birth Center of Good Samaritan Hospital, along with local clergy, will conduct this special interfaith service and time for memory.

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