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Cheers! Jeffersonville funeral home offers drinks to help toast the dearly departed

A southern Indiana funeral home is making it possible for friends and family to give their dearly departed one last toast.
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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - A southern Indiana funeral home is making it possible for friends and family to give their dearly departed one last toast.

The News and Tribune reports Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville recently received its liquor license, allowing mourners to have a drink while remembering their loved one. Brothers Aaron and Billy Scott, who run the funeral home, got their license in March, noting that serving drinks are becoming a trend in their industry.

“They want something that’s going to fit their family better and better serve them,” Aaron Scott told the newspaper. “And sometimes a traditional funeral just isn’t the way.”

The Scotts say some customers want to have a drink for a simple toast at the end of the service, while others have a full-on bar with their memorials.

Kraft Funeral Services in New Albany also serves drinks at their funeral home, though they told the News and Tribune they use a catering service which has a liquor license. Aaron Scott says he first noticed drinks being served by the Buchanan Group funeral homes in Indianapolis.

The Scotts say the bar isn't the only place they're trying to be innovative. They also renovated a former casket showroom at their funeral home into an event space, which recently hosted a baby shower.

“It’s a little odd for me to think about,” he said, “But if my wife and I were having a baby shower, we’d probably do it here, too.”