About Funeral Services


There are many types of funerals but all serve the purpose of allowing the ones left behind to recognize death and its finality.  They are a means of honoring the deceased and his life, a way of providing religious and ritual rites, and allows loved ones to grieve. 

Funeral directors are agents acting on behalf of the family to organize, implement, and see through the final disposition of human remains.  Funeral directors are highly schooled and trained, nationally certified and state licensed professionals whose responsibilities may include; percurement, transportation and preparation of the human remains for the funeral service while following the family wishes, parameters of state law, and religious rites, complete and file all necessary paper work, act as liaison between state government, religious organizations, cemetery/ crematory personal, and doctors and health care institutions.   Funerals Directors create a safe environment for the family to grieve while providing for the health and safety of the public.

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we will guide you through the procedure.We will respond as quickly as possible to execute the transfer of your loved one and begin the preparations needed. Together, a time will be set to meet for arrangements which may be held at the funeral home, residence or location to be discussed. Further, you will be guided on the information that you will need to bring, which includes: 

  • Vital information:
    • Name of decedent                              
    • Social Security #
    • Date of Birth                                        
    • Birthplace
    • Citizenship                                           
    • Education level 
    • Occupation w/ Industry                        
    • Dec. address, township, and county      
    • Doctor's Information                     
  • Paper work:
    • Cemetery Deed
    • Military Discharge (DD214)
    • Insurance policies
  • Clothing for loved one
  • Info for Newspaper                 

Arrangements are a time for the family or loved ones to meet with the funeral director to discuss and organize the final disposition of a decedent.  Arrangements are done when death occurs.

Certain people may find it comforting to meet with a funeral director to discuss or plan, for themselves, their own final wishes. Pre-arrangements may also be used to make decisions involving a loved one's final wishes prior to their passing. These meetings may be helpful in easing the tensions and anxieties accompanied by this subject matter.

No, pre-arrangements or preplanning can be done at any time with out the need to pre-fund.

Preparing for your funeral is easy.  Start by asking yourself what you would like, i.e. embalming, viewing, church service, burial or cremation, and express your wishes to your loved ones.  At any time, you are welcome to set an appointment to discuss options. Preparing for a loved one’s funeral is much the same.  Ask them their wishes and think how you would like to best honor their life. You would want to collect vital information about them, ss #, full name, DOB, address, etc, as well as paperwork such as wills, military discharges, and insurance policies. Again, you are welcome to call or come in to talk about plans or questions at any time.

Embalming is a process in which the liscensed funeral director chemically treats the dead human body to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms, retard organic decomposition, and restore it to an acceptable physical appearance. 

Cremation is a final form of disposition. It is the combustion of the human remains in a retort.  Cremation can follow a traditional funeral service or be the only means of disposition. 

Funeral directing is an extremely labor intensive and medically hazardous service industry. A funeral home is a 24-hour a day business utilizing buildings, vehicles, staff, and equipment whose costs must be factored in. Further, certain merchandise chosen by the family, including caskets, burial vaults and urns, add to the funeral expense. Contrary to popular belief, after factoring in the skilled man hours needed as well as required overhead, funeral homes only generate a modest profit margin.

Other costs involved in a funeral may include, but are not limited to:

Cemetery:

  • Cost of grave or plot.
  • Opening and closing fees
  • Religious fees
  • Luncheon.
  • Flowers
  • Purchase/Engravement of head stone or grave marker. 
  • Airfair/ Special transportation 
  • Out of state funeral directors fees.

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