When planning a funeral, one of the many decisions you will make is where your loved one’s final resting place will be. Depending on whether you choose a cemetery, your home, your garden or some other location, you will need to choose an appropriate protective container. Your funeral director will match your specific needs to all available options, which may include caskets, vaults, or urns.
You may also want to purchase a permanent memorialization for your loved one. Memorializations include personalized markers, monuments and a variety of keepsakes — all crafted with care using the finest quality materials.
Caskets are made in a wide variety of styles and materials. Ranging from hardwoods to precious metals, we are happy to provide a selection of caskets with a variety of personalization for your loved one. We are happy to discuss these options with you.
Most cemeteries require that caskets be placed in an outer burial receptacle capable of withstanding the weight and pressures of the earth above and surrounding the receptacle. Burial vaults are available in a variety of styles and levels of protection.
MONUMENTS AND MARKERS
Permanent memorials stand the test of time. They are a solid and visible tribute to a life that has been lived. Monuments and markers come in a variety of stone types and colors. They can be personalized with custom laser etching and shapes to create a truly personal tribute.
Even if you choose cremation, you may select a casket either for viewing or for the cremation process. Rental caskets may be used for a visitation, while cremation caskets may be purchased for part of the cremation process.
Memorial Urns are permanent containers for the cremated body. We offer a wide range of styles and prices appropriate for burial, niches, scattering, keepsakes or placement in a home. Your personal plans for the final placement of the urn can play an important part in you selection process. Some urns are ornately designed for display purposes while others are simple in style. Many urns can also be personalized with engravings or laser designs.
Urn Vaults are protective containers in which urns are placed for earth burial. In many cases, where families desire to bury the urn-encapsulated remains of their loved one, cemeteries will require the use of an urn vault. Much like burial vaults for caskets, urn vaults protect the urn from being crushed, and protect the ground above them from caving in over time.
MEMORIAL REGISTRY GIFTS, VIDEOS, AND PERSONALIZED PRINTED MATERIAL
A variety of Memorial Registry Books, Service Folders and Acknowledgement Cards are available that can reflect the life and interests of the deceased.
Gather photos of your loved one and we will create a lasting tribute on DVD that can be viewed during visitation or a service. Additional copies of the video tribute can be purchased for family and friends.
Whether you wish to have photos included on memorial folders or a family prayer or quotation included on prayer cards the options and choices are yours to make. Many choices of register books, memorial folders, prayer cards and thank you notes are available to customize as you desire.