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.
Container Options for Cremation include: Hardwood Caskets, for those desiring something more traditional; Cremation Caskets for those wanting a simple yet dignified casket constructed specifically for cremation; and Basic Cremation Containers.
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 discreet placement in a home. Your personal plans for the final placement of the urn can play an important part in your selection process. Some urns are ornately designed for display purposes while others are very basic in style. Many of the urns can also be personalized with engravings or laser designs.
Urn Vaults are protective containers in which urns are commonly placed. 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 Monuments and Markers
Permanent memorials stand the test of time. They are a solid and visible tribute to a life that has been lived. Permanent Memorials individualize and designate a physical place where loved ones can come to pay their respects.
Our staff can assist with floral tributes from family and friends. A wide variety of selections are available that can be displayed at the service, ceremony or visitation.
Video Tributes include a DVD tribute of 25 photos or more, which can be shown at visitations, services or simply kept as a cherished keepsake. If you wish, the tribute can be added to the online guestbook, making it available to be viewed by all the friends and family that are looking for service related information. Additional DVD copies are available at an additional cost.
"Thumbies" are a unique way to remember and honor someone special. These custom jewelry pieces make it possible for you to keep a physical reminder of your loved one close to you. Working with actual images or imprints of your choice of fingerprints, footprints or handprints, artisans can cast and engrave a variety of personal pieces in fine silver or gold.
For more information, visit www.thumbies.com
Memorial Registry Gifts
A variety of Memorial Registry Books, Service Folders and Acknowledgment Cards are available that can reflect the life and interests of the deceased.