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Where to Start

When you first begin the process of planning a funeral or memorial service the decisions your family will face may seem daunting at first; however we're here to light the way for you and make the journey to a new normal a little easier.

Simply put planning an end of life tribute can be broken down into two categories: decisions regarding the service and how you'd like to honor your loved one and decisions regarding how you'd like to care for your loved one's remains.

Planning the Service and Memorialization

Whether it's simple or formal, religious or secular, funerals and memorial services provides an opportunity for family and community to come together and support one another in taking the first steps on their journey to a new normal. 

Services can take place in any setting - at your home, outdoors, or at church, for example - and can incorporate anything from music, poems, scripture, or other expressions in the celebration of life. There are limitless possibilities for what the service can be, and it is our privilege to go above and beyond to meet your personal and specific requests. 

Our funeral directors & staff are experienced in understanding and accommodating the needs of all faiths, lifestyles, and relationships. We're here to answer your questions and guide you through the decisions you and your family will make and encourage you to take your time to figure out the most meaningful and befitting way to honor your loved one.

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Care and Disposition of Your Loved Ones Remains

Once you've chose how you'd like to celebrate your loved one's life,the next decision you'll need to deal with is how you'd like to care for their remains. 

This can be a difficult and emotional choice for you and your family, and we'll assist you with information you need to make informed decisions.

Once you've decide whether burial or cremation is the most appropriate several additional options will have to be considered:

  • For a burial, you'll need to select a casket and cemetery if choosing above ground entombment and additionally select a grave vault or liner for in ground burial.
  • For Cremation you'll need to select an casket or alternative container, an urn and then decide what to do with the cremated remains following the cremation.

No matter which route you take, know  we'll be there every step of the way to aide you in exploring all of your options to honor your loved one.

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