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General Price list

These prices are effective June 1, 2016 but are subject to change without notice.

The goods and services shown below are those we provide to our customers.  You may choose only those items you desire.  However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge fro 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 funeral services you selected
Our fee for the basic services of the funeral director and staff includes, but is not limited to, funeral directors and staff to:

  • respond to an initial request for service
  • preside over arrangement conference
  • record vital statistics with family and responsible parties
  • arrange funeral services
  • coordinate with those providing other portions of the funeral (i.e. cemetery, vault company, florist, caterer, and others as required)
  • provide aftercare services following funeral services
  • prepare and file necessary authorizations and permits
  • file death certificate and secure certified copies of the same
  • prepare and place obituary notices
  • Also included in this charge are overhead expenses relative to our facilities and other business expenses such as building and utility expenses, insurance, parking lot and grounds, maintenance, professional licensing, legal and accounting fees, taxes, equipment, furnishings, inventory costs, record keeping, and secretarial and administrative costs.
$3,800.00
This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.
This fee for the basic services and overhead includes proportionate charges of the items listed below and is used when the funeral home facilities are not used, or used only for preparation and storage of the deceased. 

  • respond to an initial request for service
  • preside over arrangement conference
  • record vital statistics with family and responsible parties
  • arrange funeral services
  • coordinate with those providing other portions of the funeral (i.e. cemetery, vault company, florist, caterer, and others as required)
  • provide aftercare services following funeral services
  • prepare and file necessary authorizations and permits
  • file death certificate and secure certified copies of the same
  • prepare and place obituary notices
  • Also included in this charge are overhead expenses relative to our facilities and other business expenses such as building and utility expenses, insurance, parking lot and grounds, maintenance, professional licensing, legal and accounting fees, taxes, equipment, furnishings, inventory costs, record keeping, and secretarial and administrative costs.
$2,500.00
This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.
This fee for the basic services and overhead includes proportionate charges of the items listed below and is used when the funeral home facilities are used for preparation of memorial visitation/service only. 
  • respond to an initial request for service
  • preside over arrangement conference
  • record vital statistics with family and responsible parties
  • arrange funeral services
  • coordinate with those providing other portions of the funeral (i.e. cemetery, vault company, florist, caterer, and others as required)
  • provide aftercare services following funeral services
  • prepare and file necessary authorizations and permits
  • file death certificate and secure certified copies of the same
    prepare and place obituary notices
  • also included in this charge are overhead expenses relative to our facilities and other business expenses such as building and utility expenses, insurance, parking lot and grounds, maintenance, professional licensing, legal and accounting fees, taxes, equipment, furnishings, inventory costs, record keeping, and secretarial and administrative costs.

$1,250.00

This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.


Receiving and forwarding

$2,690.00
This charge includes the minimal use basic services of funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, removal of remains, embalming and other preparation of the body, one certified death certificate, shipping container, and local transportation.  This charge does not include a casket, outer burial container, visitation/wake, ceremony, or shipping charges.
$2,550.00
This charge includes the minimal use basic services of funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, care of remains, transportation to funeral home, crematory, or cemetery.  This charge does not include a casket, outer burial container, visitation/wake, ceremony, or shipping charges. 

embalming, casketing, dressing, cosmetics, hairstyling

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 a public viewing.  If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose and arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.
$520.00
Embalming - Casketing - Dressing - Cosmetics - Hair Styling
$620.00
Embalming for Organ/Bone Donor or Autopsied Remains

additional staff, services, and fees

$150.00 per day
Shelter of remains (after 3 days)
$695.00
Facilities and Staff for Visitation/Viewing
$600.00
Facilities and Staff for Funeral Service
$650.00
Facilities and Staff for Memorial Visitation
$550.00
Facilities and Staff for Memorial Service
No Charge
Final Rites Chapel: Family only farewell (1/2 hour)
$150.00
Final Rites Chapel: Family only farewell (2 hours)
$475.00
Visitation or Viewing
$375.00
Funeral Service
$300.00
Memorial Service
$400.00
Memorial Visitation
$300.00
Committal Service

$355.00
Transfer of remains to funeral home (25 mile radius)  $2.20 per mile over 25 miles.
$300.00
Hearse
$400.00
Limousine (for up to 4 hours)
$35.00
Additional hourly charge after 4 hours
$200.00
Lead Car (for traffic safety, transporting flowers, and/or bringing clergy to services)
$225.00
Local delivery of cremated remains to cemetery (no ceremony or family)
$355.00
Local delivery of casketed remains to ceremony (no ceremony or family)
$399.00 to $28,999.00
Burial Caskets (range of prices) (images coming soon)
$600.00 to $3,700.00
Outer Burial Container (range of prices) (images coming soon)
$45.00
Casket Exterior Religious Symbol
$25.00
Casket Interior Religious Symbol
$25.00
Pall Bearer Gloves
$175.00
Video tribute (click for more information)
$140.00 to $175.00
Register Book Sets (view books)
(includes customized register book pages with service information, thank you notes, 8 laminated obituary notices, 8 laminated prayer cards/memorial cards (images coming soon)
$60.00
108 Prayer Cards (including 8 laminated) or 100 Tribute Cards
$100.00
125 Full Color/B&W Worship Aides or Memorial Folders

Immediate burial

$3,050.00
This charge includes the minimal use basic services of funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, removal and care of remains, one certified death certificate, and transportation to cemetery. This charge does not include a casket, outer burial container, visitation/wake, ceremony, or shipping charges.

cremation options

$2,900.00
This charge includes minimal use basic services of funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, removal of remains, sheltering the deceased for any required waiting period, cremation permit, and crematory fee.  This charge does not include embalming, a cremation container, outer burial container, visitation/wake, or ceremony.

Cremation requires a suitable container.  If you select a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container.  Alternative container encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composite materials
$3,200.00
This charge includes minimal use basic services of funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, removal of remains, sheltering the deceased for any required waiting period, cremation permit, crematory fee, assistance with writing and insertion of obituary notice, and arranging cemetery or other services.

This charge does not include embalming, a cremation container, outer burial container, visitation/wake, or ceremony.

Cremation requires a suitable container.  If you select a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container.  Alternative container encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composite materials

$50.00
Cremation alternative fiberboard box
starting at $89.00
Optional cremation containers
$295.00
Cremation Fee

Anatomical gift

$1,200.00
This fee includes the minimal use basic services of the funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, transfer of your loved one into our care, sheltering your loved one for any required waiting period, cremation permit, transportation to another funeral home and/or the Anatomical Gift Association (AGA) in Chicago, IL, and coordinating application and enrollment with AGA.  This fee does not include embalming, an urn, outer burial container, visitation/wake or ceremony. Cremated remains will be sent directly from AGA’s contracted crematory in a temporary cremated remains container.  Please note, delivery of the cremated remains from the AGA may take six months up to two years to receive.

home funerals and green burial options

This firm makes available home funeral options as well as green burial options and is one of a select group of funeral providers certified by the Green Burial Council, a nonprofit organization that encourages the use of burial as a means of facilitating the restoration, acquisition, and stewardship of natural areas throughout the United States.  For such arrangements, formaldehyde-based embalming is prohibited as is the use of metal or concrete grave-liners, burial vaults, or other permanent burial containers.  Caskets, coffins, or alternative containers used to enclose and transport the deceased are made of biodegradable materials and are available in a range of prices.  We also have staff trained as Home Funeral Guides to provide assistance with home and family-directed funerals.  A wide variety of options including home wakes, public visitations, church funerals, and graveside services may be arranged within the limited time-frame which home and green funeral/burials allow.

$200.00
Washing, Disinfecting, and Posing Features
$60.00 per day
Use of Dry Ice
$150.00 per day
Special cosmetology and/or restoration when necessary
$375.00
Home funeral preparation assistance
This charge includes funeral director/staff assistance moving the deceased within your home, washing, dressing, cosmetics, hairdressing, posing features, placing dry ice, and preparing the visitation area.
$50.00 per hour
Home Visitation/Wake with trained staff member present
$100.00 per day
Trained staff member on call

SPECIAL CASES

In these special cases, we waive our basic services of funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, and embalming and/or cremation fees as well as all other professional services fees directly connected to our facility. 

The family will be responsible for purchasing any merchandise necessary for the services they choose.  They will also be responsible for cash advanced items such as the cemetery, obituary notice, place of worship, flowers, certified death certificates, or any other fees that are incurred.
In these special cases, we waive our basic services of funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, and embalming and/or cremation fees as well as all other professional services fees directly connected to our facility. 

The family will be responsible for purchasing any merchandise necessary for the services they choose.  They will also be responsible for cash advanced items such as the cemetery, obituary notice, place of worship, flowers, certified death certificates, or any other fees that are incurred.
For these special community members, in honor of their service to our community, we offer a 5% discount off any merchandise purchased at our funeral home.

This discount will not be applied to merchandise purchased outside the funeral home, or any cemetery, obituary notice, church, flowers, certified copies or any other cash advance fees that are incurred.
For these special community members, in honor of their service to our community, we offer a 5% discount off any merchandise purchased at our funeral home.

This discount will not be applied to merchandise purchased outside the funeral home, or any cemetery, obituary notice, church, flowers, certified copies or any other cash advance fees that are incurred.
For these special community members, in honor of their service to our community and country, we offer a 5% discount off any merchandise purchased at our funeral home.

This discount will not be applied to merchandise purchased outside the funeral home, or any cemetery, obituary notice, church, flowers, certified copies or any other cash advance fees that are incurred.

Payment options

We accept cash, check, and credit cards (Discover, Visa, MasterCard, Discover).  We offer a 2% discount on Funeral Home services and merchandise if paid by cash or check in full by the day of the funeral service.

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