Laying to Rest
Funeral planning can get overwhelming, but you’re not alone. Our staff is here to support you and help you through your journey while honoring your loved one. Here’s some helpful information to help you get started. Feel free to contact us with any questions call: (800) 848-0905
There are several services to choose from for a loved one’s burial:
- For immediate burial, your loved one will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.
- A visitation, also called a viewing, calling hours, or wake, lets everyone gather together in a room with your loved one in an open or closed casket to say goodbye and comfort the bereaved.
- Funeral or memorial services can be held at a funeral home, church, or even your home. The service is for celebrating and honoring your loved one’s life. Both the visitation and service can be personalized to your loved one’s passions.
- Graveside, chapel, or committal services take place at the cemetery. They let everyone be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final resting place through ground burial.
For cremation services, we support your family in your choices and will provide you with options for cremation from simple direct cremation to traditional services prior to cremation in either a cardboard container, Rental casket or wooden casket. Our family owns the Sunflower Crematory INC, so your loved one never leaves our direct oversite throughout the whole process. We also offer the ability of families to choose witness cremation as an option. After the cremation and services, there are several options for your loved one’s final disposition:
- Interment is when you bury or entomb your loved one’s cremated remains. This can be in a family plot, memorial site, cremation niche or urn garden, or other indoor and outdoor locations. (Please reach out to our staff for a detailed list of interment options).
- Graveside cremation services are similar to traditional ground burials, as everyone is at the burial of the cremated remains and honor your loved one through other meaningful tributes.
- Scattering is when you spread your loved one’s cremated remains in a memorial garden, cemetery, over water, or another significant location. You also can choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.
- By placing cremated remains in multiple urns, family members who live in different locations can each have their loved one’s ashes. (final resting place close to them) remove this.