Burial services have traditionally been the most selected option. The services are for family and friends and they offer a time to reflect and share on the impact of a life. Often this is one of the most emotional times in a person’s life and sharing that experience with the support of friends and family can help in the healing process.
The funeral service is arranged by you and the family. This allows you to choose a service that has significance and honors the life lived. Your participation in planning helps create a thoughtful and meaningful experience. We encourage all the families we are honored to serve to create a highly personalized service. It is important to realize that a life has been lived and by planning a unique individualized service you can share what made them special.
Our General Price List has all our services itemized. Below is a list of the type of services typically selected by families:
Visitation Day Prior to Service
Historically funeral service has included a family or public viewing followed by a service at the funeral home or place of worship and then burial or entombment. This remains the most selected form of service. With any type of viewing we highly encourage embalming of the deceased. Embalming is not required by law but it is performed to help preserve, protect and create a lasting memory. Embalming also allows more flexibility in arranging services.
Same Day Visitation and Service
Same day burial services have become more common. Families can choose to have several hours of visitation either at the funeral home or place of worship followed by a service and then burial.
Graveside service is another option for families choosing burial. For this service the family will meet the funeral director at the cemetery for a service by a clergy, family member or the funeral director followed by burial. This can be done either at the actual graveside or at the cemetery’s chapel.
As with all services the most important thing is that it is meaningful to the people present. Burial offers a variety of options and can be as unique and personalized as you want. Our funeral directors are here to help guide you in creating a comforting and memorable experience. We invite you to talk with one of our directors with any questions 800-433-7993.