Traditional funerals are those in which the deceased is present, memorialized, and transported to a cemetery for burial. The family makes required selections including a casket and often times a vault. It involves a family or public viewing of the deceased, a funeral service, typically in the church or at the funeral home chapel, where a personal variety of song, scripture, poetry, music and eulogies are presented. The service is followed by a committal service at the cemetery.

Families also choose to hold graveside services as their primary memorialization. This service would involve selections of a casket and often times a vault, and a family or public viewing. The funeral service itself would take place at the graveside, instead of a church or chapel.

We encourage families to create very personalized services that commemorate and celebrate the life that was lived. We offer services that are personal and special. A unique life can be remembered and honored in an individualized way that is comforting to the family and friends.

Caskets: Batesville Casket Company, headquartered in Batesville, Indiana, is the leading provider of burial caskets including metal and hardwood caskets.

Metal caskets, including those made from bronze, copper, stainless steel and steel, are known for their unique finishes and versatile colors. Bronze and copper are among the most durable and beautiful of metals; both are naturally non-rusting. Stainless and carbon steel caskets come in a variety of gauges, styles and finishes.

Hardwood caskets include a variety of species: mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, oak, pecan, poplar, and pine. These caskets are often the choice of families who appreciate and cherish the qualities of natural wood.

Whether you are pre-planning for yourself or choosing for a loved one, a casket selection is a very personal decision and can reflect the personality of your loved one.

Vaults: Wilbert Concrete Burial Vaults are the world’s largest supplier of concrete burial vaults. They are recommended for their precise engineering, elegant designs and accompanying service.

Many people are not familiar with the use or benefit of a burial vault. Burial vaults are lined and sealed outer receptacles used in cemeteries for underground interment. They provide the casket with lasting protection against subsoil elements such as ground water and against the weight of heavy cemetery equipment.

While most state or local laws do not require that you buy a container to surround the casket in the grave, many cemeteries require such a container so that the grave will remain uniform with the ground and not sink in. Either a grave liner or a burial vault will satisfy these requirements.