Planning a funeral service can be a very difficult process for families who have just lost a loved one. At Shaffer’s, we know how important it is to provide those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with the loss. So often, those that seek our guidance and service are friends. By gathering, we are giving everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing. We are always here for our families.
We recognize each family has their own desires and ideas to create the best funeral service or memorial service that will meet their personal needs. Jamie, Savanna, or Carter are happy to discuss personal requests and services in more detail. In fact, personalized services for those that we serve are what make a Shaffer funeral so meaningful.
Our standard services include:
- Full service of the funeral director and staff
- Transportation of the deceased to the funeral home and cemetery
- Embalming and other preparations
- Full use of facilities
- Personalized visitation, memorial services, and graveside services
- Funeral ceremony at Shaffer Funeral Home or local church
Additional services include:
- Cremation with memorial service
- Direct Cremation
- Immediate Burial
- Forwarding of Remains to another Funeral Home
- Receiving Remains from another Funeral Home
There are many different options that you can choose for a loved one’s burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences. It should be mentioned that there is no right or wrong when deciding. We are here to help you navigate these final decisions for your loved one.
- Immediate burial means that your loved one will be buried without a public service or gathering.
- Visitation, also called a viewing, wake, or calling hours, allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one in an open or closed casket and say goodbye or offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.
- Memorial services can take place at a funeral home, in a church, or even at your home. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, the visitation, memorial service, and/or funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one.
- Graveside, chapel, or committal services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial. Like we’ve mentioned above, this can be tailored to reflect the unique individual that is being honored.
The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case, and we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service to celebrate the life of your loved one.There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your family member’s life. After the cremation and memorial services, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition:
- Interment means that you'll bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in a family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.
- Graveside services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
- Scattering allows you to spread your loved one's cremated remains across any other meaningful site. 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.
- Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one's final resting place in a nearby location.
We offer multiple payment options to help lessen the financial burden on your family during this difficult time. We gladly accept cash, credit cards, or personal checks, as well as life insurance assignments. We can readily handle the paperwork and communication with insurance companies. Call the funeral home today if you have any questions or need more information.