A funeral director will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to serve your family at any hour of the day or night and to answer questions or to just be available should the need arise.
Preparation of required documents such as cremation authorizations, death certificate, social security, veteran's forms, insurance assignments and any other forms necessary for the type of service being performed.
Administrative and support staff required to support the funeral director for the type of service selected, many times on 24 hour call as well.
Preparation and disinfection of the deceased for the purpose of identification. (Since cremation is an irreversible process, our funeral home requires that a family member, legal guardian or person designated by the family or guardian, make a positive identification before cremating. The deceased is made presentable and safe to handle for the purpose of identification or personal time for the family.)
Receiving the temporary container and transferring the cremated remains into the permanent memorial or urn.
Facility overhead, including refrigeration, safe and secure holding of the deceased until cremation can be performed, long distance phone calls, faxes, preparation room and office use and equipment.