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End of Life Decisions

When asked, most Americans say they would prefer to die at home in the company of family and friends. This preference, together with fears about suffering in pain, losing control, being a burden to others, and being abandoned, has led many to consider hospice care. This approach is appropriate when a cure is no longer possible. Hospice care enables patients to maintain a good quality of life in their last days, and to die in dignity. By managing symptoms, hospice workers help the dying to be alert and comfortable while living out the remainder of their lives in familiar surroundings. Hospice care coordinates the medical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of dying for those in their last days and their families.

Transporting the Body from Far Away

When death occurs unexpectedly far from home, the local funeral director can coordinate efforts to transport the body back home with a funeral establishment in the area where the death occurred. This way, the family of the deceased can make all arrangements locally. In some cases, the body may be embalmed prior to being transported. Otherwise, it will be necessary to ship the body in an airtight container. In the event that death should occur outside the country, the funeral director can enlist the aid of the U.S. Consulate in the country where the death occurred. English translations of the death certificate as well as other necessary documents are made available to the family.

In most cases, death notices are fairly factual in nature and don't include a lot of editorial language or reflection. Obituaries tend to be more editorial in nature and are traditionally written by newspaper editorial staff members, although you my certainly write an obituary and present it for publication to the editorial staff. If you need assistance with funeral services, please contact us.
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Service Options


Private Family Viewing:

  • Immediate family members may view the deceased in our private viewing room for up to one hour. The deceased is prepared for viewing and placed in the selected cremation container.
    $300.00



Family Witnessed Cremation:

  • For those who desire peace of mind of being present for the cremation process, we will schedule the cremation at a mutually agreed upon time during normal business hours.
    $125.00



Use of Equipment & staff for Memorial Service at your church:

  • We will arrange for and be in attendance at a memorial service at your church.
    $595.00



Use of Facilities & Staff for a Memorial Service in our Chapel:

  • By using our chapel, a time and place is designated for family and friends to gather in remembrance. We will also arrange for clergy and includes a one hour gathering period prior to the service.
    $595.00



Use of Equipment Staff for Cemetery Committal Service:

  • We will arrange for and be in attendance at a committal service at the grave site.
    $325.00



Arrangement Fee:

  • Allow our staff to arrange for a memorial service at a church or for the interment of the cremated remains at the cemetery
    $200.00