Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead
and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies
of its people, their respect for the law of the land,
and their loyalty to high ideals.
- Sir William Gladstone
A funeral can and should be as unique as the life that is being celebrated. Don't feel you have to have a
cookie cutter type of service or that your ideas for a special ceremony are foolish.
You shouldn't feel pressured or rushed into making a decision. We want to help you make the arrangements that you want.
Personalizing a Gathering or Celebration can be very therapeutic--it gives you and your family something to concentrate on as you relive memories. It's also welcomed by family and friends attending a gathering or celebration because it gets them involved and provides a topic of conversation when they might otherwise not know what to say. We offer many ways to personalize a service.
Ask questions and make suggestions; we want to assist you in any way we can to ensure that your loved one is memorialized in a meaningful way. Some options include:
Every service should be personalized to commemorate the life lived through the details of the service.
Favorite music may be played and sung at the service. Some families choose to have an instrument solo, vocalist, hymn or a favorite CD played during the service.
Family and friends share a thought at the service.
Biblical passages or special poems can be utilized to personalize the foundation of your funeral service.
Service folders, register books, acknowledgment cards and thank you cards can be personalized by a family written obituary and a color picture.
Consider a time following the Celebration to gather with friends and family in a time of fellowship or a meal. This provides an opportunity to continue the time for sharing stories and memories to keep the memories close.
A table displayed with memories from photos, hobbies, family albums, and other personal treasures such as, golf clubs, musical instruments, trophies, and personal projects
Memory Cards designed specifically for family and friends to share their favorite memories on a card and given to the family or shared at the service.
Family photos displayed and choreographed with music, and played during the visitation for family and friends.
Favorite music played as you visit with family and friends.
Some families prefer special services such as: Rosary, Vigil, Masonic, or an Eastern Star Service.
Have dinner with the family at a local restaurant after the visitation.
Keepsakes, mementos, and memorialization options.
Wooden chest filled with memorabilia of the family to put in the casket, or a chest filled with memorabilia of the deceased kept by the family.
Honor your veteran by preserving the American Flag in a solid wood display case.
Wooden framed box with pictures, flowers, memorabilia, and mementos preserved in an enclosed glass shadow box frame.
Enjoy a meal which was a favorite of your loved one at the fellowship lunch.
Plant a tree in remembrance of your loved one.
A memento of the service kept by preserving a long stemmed rose fully dipped in 24K gold or a lacquered rose dipped in 24K gold with highlights on the pedals.
Plant some annual flower seeds and watch them grow in abundance and then share their beauty.
Obituary or service folder laminated on a bookmark or on custom stationary. The obituary may be family written or reproduced from the newspaper. (A color picture is optional on custom stationary.)
Photos digitally scanned and beautifully arranged in a book for the grandchildren.
Keepsake jewelry is available that is designed to hold symbolic portions of the remains or a locket of hair.
Lasting keepsakes capturing a fingerprint of your loved one. Available in Gold or Silver.
Flowers dried and crafted into a custom rosary or jewelry keepsake.
Celebrate a life that has been lived and has touched so many.
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