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We respect the sensitivity and dignity that comes with ordering tribute gifts from the funeral home. It is for this reason that we have attempted to design our online Sympathy Store with the utmost respect to the family and the deceased. We hope you find this service helpful during your time of need and would welcome any comments or suggestions you might have to help us serve our communities better.
What to Know When Choosing Burial - Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home
What to Know When Choosing Burial
For thousands of years, burial has been a traditional means of caring for the physical remains of a loved one. Historical precedence is one thing, but for you, burial may simply be the tradition of your family. When burial is chosen, your loved one may be:
Interred in the ground in a regulated cemetery, or if local legislation allows, on private property
Entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum
Buried at sea
It’s a Deeply Personal Decision
Even if it isn’t what your family has commonly done over the years, there are many personal reasons you may have to choose burial over cremation. These could include:
Religious or geographical preferences
An aversion to the cremation practice of using flame to reduce the remains to ash
You wish to erect a monument in honor of your loved one
You wish to have a natural location where you can visit, graced with trees and open spaces
Decisions and Costs
If you think that burial is the right choice for your family, there are some important decisions you must make. For example:
Do you wish the body to be embalmed?
What kind of casket and burial vault would you prefer?
Which cemetery would you select, and do they have space available?
What type of monument, headstone or grave marker would you like?
What words would you like to put on the headstone, marker, or monument?
Remember that each of these decisions involve related costs which may impact your final decision. These include:
Selection of the casket and protective burial vault required by the cemetery
The purchase of a cemetery plot, if your family doesn’t already have the rights to one.
The headstone or grave marker, and any placement fees charged by the cemetery.
You should also know that each cemetery is governed by their own board of directors therefore prices and guidelines differ from one cemetery to the next.
We know this is a lot to absorb – that’s why we make ourselves available to you and your family night or day. It is our responsibility to guide you in caring for your loved one. Call us with any questions you may have.
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