The options available to provide a beautiful and respectful ceremony can be overwhelming. Below are brief descriptions of the major choices available to you. No matter how you wish to celebrate your loved one, we can offer you a peaceful location to join with loved ones to support each other. We will do everything within reason to honor your loved one as you would wish. We will be happy to discuss your options and answer any questions that you may have.
A funeral service is a general term used to describe a time for family and friends to celebrate the life of the deceased, comfort one another, and begin their path of healing. Traditionally, a funeral service has come to be associated with a viewing of the deceased followed by a burial in cemetery. However, a funeral service can be an elaborate burial ceremony or a simple cremation. Whether a burial or cremation is chosen, a service to honor your loved one can be held in a location of your preference if so desired. We offer several options available to meet individual, cultural, and religious needs. We are honored to assist you and your family in making the celebration of life as unique as your loved one.
A memorial service is a time for people to join together, remember your loved one, and support each other. However, unlike a funeral service, there is no casket with a body in it present at the service. Memorial services are typically held in conjunction with cremation. A memorial can be held any time after death, including weeks or months later. The urn with cremated remains is usually the focal point at the service but can be omitted if desired. The memorial service can be held at a funeral home, place of worship, banquet hall, or any place that the family desires (as long as permitted by property owners and law).
A burial is a traditional service which has many options available including embalmed bodies, green/natural options, and cremated remains. Our options include an immediate burial without a viewing or graveside service, a direct burial which does not include a viewing but does include a graveside service, or viewing with a hearse procession to cemetery and graveside services. A viewing can be done with an open or closed casket. You can choose between a public service, private service, or a combination. Burial is not limited to a casketed body. A burial can be arranged for cremated remains as well.
Cremation is increasing in popularity in recent times. It is a popular option due to the affordability and the ability to take your loved one with you if one leaves the immediate area. When choosing cremation, there are two options. We offer flame cremation for those who prefer traditional disposition. For those who want to reduce their carbon footprint, we offer a flameless (water) cremation option. At the end of either option, the family receives their loved one’s cremated remains in an urn which can be kept, buried in the ground, placed in a columbarium, or can be scattered by family.