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, or some other location, you will need to choose an appropriate protective container, which may include a casket, outer burial container, or urn. Your funeral director will match your specific needs to available, appropriate options.
Caskets are made in a wide variety of styles and materials. They can be made from inexpensive materials, such as pine or a composite of hardboard, and cost very little. Or they can be very expensive when made from the finest materials such as bronze or mahogany. Stainless steel and steel caskets are also popular options.
Outer Burial Containers
Most cemeteries require that caskets be placed in an outer burial container capable of withstanding the weight and pressures of the earth above and surrounding the container. Our merchandise selection room provides samples of vaults and other outer burial containers for each family to preview and make their selection of choice.
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, when families prefer to bury the urn-encapsulated remains of their loved one, cemeteries may 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.
Our staff can refer you to local florists who will assist you with floral tributes.
Memorial Registry Gifts
A variety of memorial registry books and service folders and prayer cards are available that can reflect the life and interests of the deceased.