These prices are effective as of December 1, 2018 and are subject to change without notice.
The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the goods and services you selected.
This is the basic charge to each we serve for our professional expertise in assisting them. It includes, but is not limited to, a proportionate share of the taxes, license, utilities and business expenses necessary to seve the public in a professional manner. Also included in this charge is the consultation with a family, clergical and administrative services, preparation and filing of necessary permits, consultation of the clergy, cemetery, crematory or common carrier, planning of the funeral, and placement of obituary notices. There will be an additional charge for the direction and supervision of each service requested or required. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral services you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)
Embalming is a chemical process which provides temporary preservation of the body and eliminates certain health hazards. A person licenced by the state must complete this procedure. Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.
Our charge for a direct cremation (without ceremony) includes: basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; transportation to crematory; necessary authorizations; and cremation if relevant.
If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering).