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Our Story

Our Funeral Home

Garden View Funeral Home and Gardens of Memory Cemetery has been a part of the Muncie community for three generations.

We are a full service funeral home and cemetery, providing the most elaborate funeral service to the simplest graveside ceremony. 
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We Celebrate Life

We at Garden View Funeral Home believe that the choices you make to celebrate the life of your loved one should be as special as the person they represent. That's why you'll always find our staff ready to go the extra mile to meet your special needs and requests.

Your loved one deserves the highest level of respect and dignity, a trust that we take very seriously. Allow us to be a part of your family when it matters most. Whether you have an immediate need for our services or you wish to begin pre-planning a funeral arrangement for you or someone you love, call us. We will be proud to serve you.

Of the many arrangements made after losing a loved one, the first is the selection of a funeral home. The staff of Garden View Funeral Home can create a beautiful tribute and provide guidance and suggestions on the many decisions made when planning a funeral, cremation, memorial, celebration of life, and/or burial service.

Garden View Funeral Home will help arrange:

  • Traditional Funerals & Burials

  • Traditional Cremation Services

  • Memorial Services / Celebration of Life

  • Church or Chapel Services

  • Graveside Services

  • Immediate Burials / Simple Cremations

  • Burial Casket and/or Vault

  • Cremation Casket and/or Alternative Container

  • Urn and/or Urn Vault

  • Keepsake & Remembrance Jewelry

  • Personalized Mementos

  • Online Guestbooks

  • Photo Tribute Videos

  • Memorial Stationery

  • Scattering at Sea

  • Outbound Transportation Services

  • Inbound Transportation Services

  • Advanced Planning

Our Service Areas

Garden View Funeral Home is honored to serve the great communities of Muncie, Selma, Cowan, Daleville, Parker City, Albany, Gaston, Eaton, Hartford City, Farmland, Yorktown, Redkey, Dunkirk, Royerton, and Desoto.

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The Memorial Tree of Life

The Memorial Tree of Life in the foyer of Garden View Funeral Home is in remembrance of those who have passed on and have used Garden View for their funeral. Every time we are of service to a new family a leaf is engraved by our vendor and attached to the tree.

In return, the oldest leaf on the tree will be replaced by a new leaf. The older leaf will be given to a living family member as a keepsake. The changing of leaves symbolizes the life cycle that all must pass through. And the birds flying from the tree represent the separation of the deceased from the lives that remain.

The Memorial Tree holds 581 leaves. The average time frame for any given leaf to remain on the tree is 4 1/2 years. A map and listing is retained of where all individual's names are kept on the tree for easy reference to a family member in need of locating their loved one's leaf.

There is no charge to the family for the leaf that is put on the tree. However, if any additional leaves are requested by the family, a charge of $25.00 is incurred. Only one leaf is added to the tree to ensure that all families are represented equally.

We believe that the Memorial Tree of Life helps family members and friends honor the memories of their loved ones.