When a death occurs, many decisions have to be made for a funeral and burial, and they’re all part of a seemingly endless number of things that need attention during this time of loss. You can help make this difficult and emotional time easier for your family with a pre-arranged funeral plan.
Our Family Services Department provides assistance and guidance to those persons who are interested in pre-arranged funeral plans. We have many affordable plans available, and our highly trained, professional staff can help you choose one that fits your needs and budget.
Over the last few years, the interest in cremation as a means of final disposition has increased. There are many options available for those who choose cremation, & it is not necessary to limit or alter the type of funeral arrangements you select because you have chosen cremation. Many families include the traditional viewing, visitation and funeral service as a part of the final arrangements.
while others decide to have a simpler memorial services. Our staff can help you make the decision that is right for you. Following are some of the most commonly asked questions about cremation. For additional information about cremation, please contact us.
We offer complete funeral service that can include the following services: Embalming, Cremation, Visitation, Funeral Service, Use of Hearse, Register Book, and online remembrance.
Why do people choose cremation over a traditional burial?
There are many reasons why people choose cremation. Among the most common are environmental considerations, philosophical reasons, cost and because they feel it is less complicated for their families. Whatever the reason, choosing cremation is a very personal decision and one that should be made after considering all the options. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have about cremation and to guide you through the planning process.
Will an urn be needed?
Following cremation, an urn or temporary container is used to protect the cremated remains. Cremation urns are available in a wide variety of materials and price ranges. Temporary containers are designed to hold the remains only until final disposition and are made of less permanent materials. A selection of urns is available in our Family Services Center, and our staff can help you choose one that best fits your situation.
If I choose cremation, can my family still have a funeral service?
The choice of cremation does not limit the type of funeral arrangements you may make. Many people plan a traditional visitation and funeral service prior to the cremation while others decide on a simple memorial service to be held either before or after the cremation. Whatever your decision, it should be the one that is right for you.
Is a casket necessary?
If a funeral service is planned, either a traditional casket or a cremation casket may be chosen. Cremation caskets are simpler in design and are typically less expensive because they are made with different materials. We have many styles of both traditional and cremation caskets available, and our staff can help you decide which is most appropriate for your needs.
What happens after the cremation?
The cremated remains will be placed in an urn or temporary container. The remains are then given to the designated family member or other designated person for final disposition.