Create Meaningful Memories
We know that every family we serve is unique, and we strive to make each service a personal tribute to the life that has been lived. We provide a wide variety of choices that will help fulfill a family's wishes, from a traditional funeral to a personalized service that celebrates a loved one's hobbies and interests.
Our funeral directors are committed to helping you create a special tribute to your loved one that will honor a life well-lived. We encourage you to share your ideas, customs and wishes with us.
The following are ideas that you may use to personalize a service:
Bring a tribute video or photo slideshow of your loved one on DVD and we can play it for you on our television during visitation or a service.
Every funeral presents an opportunity to share a life story. From simple, personalized touches to elaborate themed services, you have unlimited possibilities for creating a meaningful tribute. The casket too can be personalized using commemorative embroidered panels. These popular casket enhancements are also used as individual keepsakes for family and friends, and include themes of patriotism, gardening, sports, family relationships, and spirituality.
Our Funeral Home can coordinate with a local flower shop to provide your family with a bouquet of environmentally safe balloons in the color of your choice. As the balloons slowly drift gently upward it leaves us with a memory that lasts a lifetime. Our staff will coordinate the balloon release to take place at anytime throughout the service. If you are interested in using this special memory maker, please let a staff member know.
Personalized Printed Material
Whether you wish to have photos included on memorial folders or a family prayer or quotation included on prayer cards the options and choices are yours to make. Many choices of register books, and memorial folders are available to customize as you desire.
Memorabilia Display Tables
Any special photographs, personal memorabilia and other items will be beautifully displayed to reflect the true personality of your loved one. In the past, items such as golf clubs, baseball mitts, ballet shoes, artwork and motorcycle helmets have been displayed.
Bag Piper Musician
Let the enchanting sound of the highland bagpipes be a presence at your funeral service. You may request that the bagpiper escort the casket from the funeral coach to the gravesite or that he play off in the distance before and after services. Arrangements may also be made for the bagpiper to play at chapel, church or memorial services. Please contact our staff about adding a bag pipe musician to your funeral service.
An on-line obituary is a great way to celebrate a loved ones life. Family and friends can leave guestbook condolences, view photos, and more. The obituary is on-line so it will always be accessible. The obituary can contain all service and memorial information for easy organization and viewing.
Our on-line obituaries also have a link to SharedBook® allowing anyone the ability to create a book filled with the decedents information, guest book condolences, and pictures. The on-line program gives you the chance to create a custom book that can be cherished forever. The SharedBook® makes a wonderful gift to remember a loved one.
"Would you like to honor a loved one in your family that was a Veteran? With Military Honors you can." Depending on the branch of service, we can offer that of: color guard, Taps, a gun salute or even pall bearers. We have contacts with all branches of the service to honor your loved one in the most appropriate way. In addition, we can apply for an American Flag and a Granite or Bronze Marker through the Veterans Administration as well as a Presidential Certificate honoring the life of your Veteran on behalf of a grateful nation.