Advance Planning allows you to make important decisions in a relaxed atmosphere, enabling you to control each aspect of funeral planning long before the actual need. Most importantly, it is a way you can make a very difficult time for your family a little bit easier. Thinking about one’s funeral leaves most people feeling a little uneasy, but more adults are finding that preparing for the inevitable is a wise decision that offers great emotional and financial security. The process includes meeting with one of our funeral directors, discussing your needs and desires, providing background and biographical information, listing your family, selecting merchandise, and discussing payment options. In cases where someone has taken the time t plan ahead with Keith P. Clark & Son Funeral Home, the family often mentions how that decision made the funeral process so much easier on them.
If you’re looking for the absolute least expensive funeral option (excluding options that include financial assistance), consider a Direct Cremation better known as immediate cremation. With a Direct Cremation, the deceased is cremated shortly after death, usually in a simple container. No embalming, viewing or visitation is involved. The cremated remains are placed in a simple urn or other container, and then the family members can decide whether ti divide the ashes, keep them in another container, bury them, and/or scatter them.
Traditional Funeral Rite
A Traditional Funeral Rite can include such things as basic service of funeral director and staff, embalming, other preparation of the body, facilities and staff for viewing, equipment and staff services, transfer of remains to funeral home, hearse, and service utility vehicle. Other things our funeral home does for you would be such things as securing and obtaining certifies copies of the death certificate, writing and submitting obituaries, arranging church and clergy services, arranging for opening and closing of the grave, and obtaining necessary state permits.
Our funeral home also provides many special services and merchandise to you such as, special accommodations for your family during visiting hours, customized casket panels, and access to the obituary over the funeral home’s website to just name a few.
Our services don’t end at the conclusion of any service we rendered.
The body is buried shortly after death, usually in a simple container. No viewing or visitation is involved, so no embalming or dressing of the body is necessary. In some cases the family may request the body to be dressed and embalmed. A memorial service may be held at the graveside or later. Direct burial usually cost less than the “Traditional” full-service funeral.
Costs include the funeral home basic service fee, transportation and care of the body, the purchase of a casket or burial container, and a cemetery plot or crypt. If the family chooses to be at the cemetery burial, the funeral home often charges an additional fee for graveside service.
* The local l transfer of the remains to the funeral home.
* Services of the Funeral Director and Staff, securing necessary authorizations, basic local transportation of remains by livery to the cemetery and an alternative container.
Does Not Include:
Outer Interment Receptacle (if required by the cemetery) or Cash Advances, for example-
* Religious expenses and Clergy honorarium
* Cemetery- grave and/or its opening & closing, mausoleum and/or its entombment fee
* Certified death certificate transcripts
* Death Notice in newspaper