Planning a funeral service can be a very difficult process for families who have just lost a loved one. But it’s important to provide those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and begin to come to terms with the loss. Gathering with friends and family gives 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.
TYPES OF FINAL DISPOSTION – BURIAL VS CREMATION
If the body of your loved one is being buried or entombed in a cemetery, there are options for the type of services that will take place prior to laying your loved one to rest, depending on your needs and preferences:
- Funeral Service
- Graveside, chapel or committal service
- Immediate Burial
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 do so.
- Visitation and Funeral Service Prior to cremation taking place - Many families choose visitation with the body present. This may or need not be followed by a Funeral Service, again, with the body present, followed by cremation.
- Memorial Service - This can take place at the funeral home, in a church or other location. This type of service will allow you to gather to celebrate and honor the life of your loved one.
After your services have been held and/or cremation has taken place, there are options for the final disposition of your loved ones cremated remains.
- 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.
- 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 in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or 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. (Before scattering, please check with local and state regulations)
- 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.
- Personal checks, bank check, cash, debit cards, money orders or ACH payments are the most often used payment method.
- We accept payments from Visa and Master Card.
- If your loved one has a life insurance policy you want to use for funeral expenses, we will assist you in completing the paperwork necessary to file a death claim and insurance assignment.
Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. - Meadville
404 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335
Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. - Saegertown
330 Broad Street, PO Box 966, Saegertown, PA 16433
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