Cremation Service Options


Death Takes its Toll

It is often said that one of the primary reasons to preplan a funeral is that doing so spares the surviving spouse and family members the burden of having to make funeral and burial arrangements under great stress. Just how much stress does a surviving spouse endure after the death of a beloved husband or wife? According to a recent medical study published in a leading cardiology journal, the risk of heart attack spikes 21 times higher than normal in the first 24 hours after the death of a close relative or friend. The average age of the study's participants was nearly 62, and the risk of heart attack jumped even among those with no previous history of heart disease.

Setting The Tone

There has been a subtle shift in the tone of funerals in recent years, away from mournful toward more celebratory occasions. Much of this change can be attributed to preplanning, which enables individuals to dictate the details surrounding their own passing. By assigning themselves the responsibility of planning their own funerals and not burdening their families with the task, pre-planners are better able to frame the "event" in their own terms. Many see it as a chance to emphasize various aspects of their lives that made them unique. For instance, jazz lovers may opt for a jazz ensemble to play at their funerals; others may plan for friends and family to attend a post funeral dinner celebration. The possibilities are endless.

Celebratory funerals help us to cope with our loss while getting us in touch with the value of a life well lived. We can assist you and your family members in planning and coordinating all of the details of a funeral service. We understand that every family has a personal needs and preferences. That's why we have built a full service funeral establishment offering personal personal, distintive and affordable services to individuals and families.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Use of Equipment Staff for Cemetery Committal Service:

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

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