Traditional Casket Services
Families often mark relevant changes in their lives with elaborate ceremonies, such as graduation, weddings, baptisms, etc. A funeral service is a time to reflect on the past while looking toward the future, and to celebrate our loved ones’ lives and reflect upon their accomplishments. A service at a church or in the chapel would be followed by burial in a cemetery. A time for fellowship, viewing and visitation are key elements of this type of service. Musical selections, musicians and casketbearers are all variable aspects for this type of service.
Because we are a locally-owned, we know the community well enough to understand the importance of quality of service and costs. We want the people we deal with to be comfortable with their decision.
Our traditional casket service includes the following:
- Professional services of funeral director and staff.
- Embalming and other care of the body to allow open casket viewing.
- Visitation and funeral service conducted at our chapel or in your church or facility.
- Removal from place of death.
- Hearse and car for clergy provided at funeral.
- Filing of permits and documentation.
- Register book and acknowledgement cards and announcement cards.
There are some outside charges that a family usually incurs related to the funeral service. These include certified copies of the death certificate, obituary notice, clergy honorarium, musician fees, flowers, lunch, cemetery expenses and vault. These are taken care of by us regardless of the type of service you choose.
Today, many people are considering cremation as an alternative to the traditional burial service. The planning of a cremation comes down to a matter of personal choice. You can choose from having a casket service with a public viewing followed by a cremation, a cremation followed by a memorial service held at your church or at the funeral home or a private burial with a public memorial reception.
This type of service is choosen by some whom prefer a simpler style
of service without a church or chapel service. This can be done with a Casket burial or Cremation burial. This style of service can be followed by a memorial luncheon.
Traditional Funeral Service with Cremation
Consists of a traditional funeral service including embalming, preparation of the body, professional services of the funeral director, cremation casket, visitation, funeral service at the funeral home or church and the cremation process. These services are similar to those of a traditional service with the exception that following the funeral service, the casket is taken to the crematory and not the cemetery.
Cremation with a Memorial Service
Consists of the removal of the body from the place of death, the professional service of the funeral director, the cremation process and a memorial service held at the funeral home or church. (A purchase of a casket is not required for this service if the family does not wish, just a minimal container for the body to be cremated in.)
Consists of the removal of the body from the place of death, the professional service of the funeral director and the cremation process. There are no services. (A purchase of a casket is not required for this service if the family does not wish, just a minimal container for the body to be cremated in.)