Services

People do make final arrangements, but they are usually matters of caskets and grave sites, rather than the content of the funeral itself. Usually planning for the future is limited to legal and financial planning; we consider what we will leave to our children and grandchildren. Issues are too often solely matters of property and money.

Absent from the final arrangements is consideration and planning for a meaningful and respectful service. We are often more careful in selecting a lawyer or physician than a funeral director.

A funeral can be a service of healing and transition, a celebration of life and a loved one's sacred and cherished ideals and values. At a funeral we turn our attention to how and why that life was lived and what lessons can be derived from our loved one's journey into eternity.

The funeral service becomes the last element in caregiving because it demonstrates the manner in which we honor the human spirit as much as we tend to the body that temporarily houses that spirit.

Types of Services

Full Traditional Funeral Service
A full traditonal funeral service can consist of professional services of funeral director and staff, embalming, other preparation of remains, receiving of family and friends, funeral service at the funeral home chapel or at a church with burial following, and all automotive equipment.

Graveside Service
The total funeral service takes place at the place of interment. A family may choose to receive friends the night before or the day of the graveside service.

Memorial Service
A funeral service where the body is not present. This service could be held at a church or the funeral home.

Immediate Burials
Includes an immediate burial includes basic services of Funeral Director and Staff, transfer of remains, and local transportation to the cemetery. It does not usually include embalming, services of staff, or use of facilities for viewing or for funeral ceremony.

Direct Cremation
Includes basic services of Funeral Director and Staff, transfer of remains, and the crematory fee. It does not include embalming, services of staff, or use of facilities for viewing or for funeral ceremony.

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