Whether you are preplanning for yourself or choosing for a loved one, a casket selection is a very personal decision and an expression of your feelings. A casket that reflects the personality and taste of your loved one can be your final tribute to their life. We understand these needs and offer a wide variety of caskets that can help you make your decision.
Caskets are made in a wide variety of styles and materials. They can be made of inexpensive materials such as a composite of hardboard or more expensive materials such as bronze or mahogany. Your choice of material types will include:
- Solid Bronze or Copper - Superior to other materials with natural non-rusting qualities.
- Stainless Steel - High quality and heavier weight steel construction. Rust resistant.
- Basic Steel - Good quality construction in 18 and 20 gauge thicknesses.
- Solid Hardwood - The warmth and beauty of mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, oak, pecan and poplar.
Most cemeteries require that caskets be placed in an outer burial receptacle capable of withstanding the weight of the earth and the heavy maintenance equipment that will pass over the grave. Some vaults offer the resistance to outside elements, while some vaults (graveliners) do not.
When planning a funeral, one of the many decisions you will make is where your loved one's final resting place will be. Depending on whether you choose a cemetery, your home, your garden 0r some other location, you will need to choose an appropriate protective container. You may also want to purchase a permanent memorialization for your loved one. Memorializations include personalized urns, urn vaults and a variety of keepsakes.
- Urns - Permanent containers which hold the cremated remains of your loved one. These come in many different styles, shapes and can be compose of metal, hardwood, marble and veneer. Many of these can be personalized with names, dates, prayers, poems and photographs.
- Urn Vaults - Protective containers or outer receptacles in which urns are commonly placed. Some cemeteries may require the use of an urn vault when the decision to bury the urn has been made. Much like burial vaults for caskets, urn vaults protect the urn from being crushed and the ground above from caving in over time.
- Keepsakes - Small or miniture urns that can hold a small portion of the cremated remains. Keepsake jewelry is also available, and comes in many options such as pendants, keychains and art glass.