A funeral/burial is the opportunity for a family to reflect and celebrate a life that has been lived. There is no single proper funeral service. It is a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and the ones you love are at the very center of the process, and as you participate in the planning of the funeral service, you help create a meaningful experience for everyone.
During the funeral service, family and friends have the opportunity to relate to each other at the deepest levels and find mutual strength.
Please inquire with us to help you with a future planned funeral or immediate need.
The Complete Funeral Service
Traditionally, the funeral will be a Complete Funeral Service. This includes a family or public viewing of the deceased. Following this will be a service, typically in the church or at the funeral home. This would be followed by the earth or above ground burial. Caskets selected may cost from several hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars depending on the material the casket is constructed of. Many cemeteries require that a minimum grave liner be used to encase the casket when earth buried. These minimum liners are constructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth, maintaining the cemetery property. A sealed vault may also be used. The vaults are also constructed of concrete and are designed to not only protect the gravesite, but are manufactured with inner liners that not only restrict the entrance of graveside elements (water and earth) but increase the strength of the vault.
The Graveside Service can be another selection. This many times would follow a time of visitation at the funeral home. The casketed remains would then be transferred to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take place followed by the burial.
How Your Funeral Director Can Serve You
When a death occurs, your primary responsibility is to yourself and the ones you love. There are a number of things that require attention simultaneously. Regardless of the day or hour the funeral director's main function is to assist you with the necessary details of the funeral process. Among the services funeral directors provide are:
Arranging funeral plans
Securing necessary permits and death certificates
Care and custody of the body
Coordinating all details with the clergy
Placing obituary and funeral notices in newspapers
Assisting in arranging for burial or cremation
Assisting in arrangements for cemetery space, grave opening and closing, flowers and monuments
Arranging transportation for you and the members of your family prior to, during, and after the funeral
Supervision of the funeral or memorial service All necessary arrangements for transportation, funeral service, and burial if the deceased is to be sent out of state.
We are able to create any type of funeral that you wish. Please take time to visit with us so we can provide your family information ahead of time.