Personal Services that set us apart include:
Whether you choose traditional services, cremation services, or a combination, we are here to help you celebrate your loved one's life in a way that is meaningful to you. At the same time, we will help you through all the necessary details to make a difficult time easier for you and your family.
Visitations, often with the body present, are an informal time to say goodbye. Sometimes the family is present to greet friends and share memories.
The funeral service is a more formal celebration of life. The service can be held anywhere you choose. Usually a clergy or speaker leads the service. Family members may also wish to share memories, a poem, or a eulogy. Music personalizes the services to the individual's life and can be in the form of vocalists, instrumentals, or recorded music. Please contact us for many other ideas on personalizing funeral services.
The graveside service is a time for final goodbyes. This can include military rites or other lodge services.
Many families choose to have traditional services followed by cremation. Visitation and services allow time for goodbyes with the body present.
Another option is cremation followed by a memorial service. The urn and pictures of the deceased can be displayed.
Following the services the urn may be displayed in the home, buried, placed in a niche, or the cremains may be scattered.
For more information on cremation options please contact us.
Caskets are made of either metal or wood with a wide range of styles and prices. Thickness and type of metal used, workmanship and quality of wood used, and personal preference will determine your choices when selecting a casket.
Outer burial containers are required by most cemeteries. Containers may either be metal or concrete products. The purpose of an outer container is to protect the grave from sinking as well as protecting the casket. Styles and prices vary on both metal and concrete products.
Urns can be made of metal, wood, ceramic, porcelain, stone, and a variety of other materials. They may hold the cremains of one or two people or just a portion of the cremains. Numerous styles and shapes are available.
Our goal is to provide you as much information as possible regarding the cost of the services we provide. The greatest factors determining cost are the time spent by us and the use of our facilities. We are available to serve you 24 hours a day, every day. Our costs include wages, taxes, maintenance, supplies, advertising, utilities, insurance, upkeep and operation of a preparation room, licenses and continuing education requirements, inventory, conference with family, filing of paperwork, obituaries, coordinating the funeral, visitation, transporting equipment to place of service, care and handling of flowers, operation of hearse and service vehicle, and much more.
When comparing prices with other funeral homes, you must be careful to compare like goods and services and the total price. Some funeral homes give a perception of low cost by giving a basic service charge, only to add on other expenses for services families desire and should expect with funeral service. Some will under price their total service expense and then over price merchandise. It is important to remember that all funeral homes do not provide the same quality of service.
Merchandise must be considered on equal levels in comparison. Different manufacturers, thickness and type of metal used, workmanship and quality of wood used, type and strength of burial vaults must be considered when comparing cost.
Providing you excellent service at a fair price is what sets us apart.
Our General Price List is available upon request.