(SERVICES AND ITEMS MAY BE ADDED OR REMOVED FROM THESE MOST POPULAR OPTIONS WHICH WILL MODIFY THE TOTAL EXPENDITURE)
As more and more people find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful. Today, funeral service consumers are planning funeral services that are as unique as the person who died. The idea of personalization has resulted in an explosion of unique services that reflect the hobbies, passions and interests of someone who has died. Through personalization, funeral services can be more meaningful. We offer ideas on how families can personalize their loved one's funeral and are open to family suggestions and creativity. We encourage all funeral service consumers to discuss their ideas with our staff of professionals to ensure an individualized observance fitting of the person who died.
(IN OUR LATEST RESEARCH, WE HAVE FOUND THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS THAT PEOPLE WANT INCLUDED IN UTILIZING CREMATION WERE TO HONOR THE WISHES OR PRE ARRANGEMENTS OF A LOVED ONE, A GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS, PERSONALIZED MUSIC, CONVENIENCE FOR FAMILY GUESTS, PHOTOS AND TO HAVE A "LIFE CELEBRATION" WITH AN UPLIFTING ATMOSPHERE)
With this in mind here are cremation options that are currently the most commonly selected. (Please note that the following options do not include an urn, casket [other than the Traditional Option], vaults, cemetery fees, flowers, honorariums, paid obituaries, certified death certificates, tent service, grave markers, clothing, or any other miscellaneous items or cash advances.)
1. DIRECT CREMATION: Funeral director and staff services, removal, crematory fees and container.
2. CREMATION WITH VISITATION: Funeral director and staff services, removal, cleansing and disinfecting, embalming, dressing and casketing, celebration of life visitation/ceremony, cremation fee, register book, memorial folders, thank you cards, *casket rental ~ extra.
3. CREMATION AND SERVICE: Funeral director and staff services, removal, cleansing and disinfecting, embalming, dressing and casketing, visitation with the gathering of family and friends, celebration of life service ceremony, crematory fee, register book, memorial folders, thank you cards, *casket rental ~ extra.