When you first begin the process of designing a funeral, the decisions you'll face might seem overwhelming at first. We're here to help you tackle the choices one by one and make the journey one of love, healing, and life celebration. The process can be broken down into two stages: decisions regarding the service and how you'd like to honor your loved one's life, and decisions regarding how you'd like to care for your loved one's physical remains.
In response to City of Stillwater ordinances and following the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommendations, we are continuing to offer services with the use of masks and social distancing guidelines being followed in accordance with each location. Please be patient with us as we work through this difficult time together.
During visitation, we ask that you please make your visit brief out of consideration of others so we can continue to maintain the safe social distancing guidelines. Our building will remain open during normal business hours to allow you to sign the registry book and view the deceased if you choose. You can also choose to leave your condolences on our website.
The protection of our community and making our facility a safe and comfortable environment for families we serve to grieve is our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us.
Designing a Service
Whether it's formal or informal, traditional or offbeat, a funeral provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather and support one another in taking the first steps of their healing journey. A service can take place in any setting - at your home, outdoors, or at our facilities, for example - and can incorporate music, poetry, or art in the celebration of a life well-lived. There are endless possibilities for what the service can be, and we're honored to go above and beyond in our duty to meet your personalized and specific requests.
Our staff is experienced in understanding and graciously accommodating the needs of all beliefs, faiths, lifestyles, and relationships. We're here to answer your questions and guide you through the decisions you'll need to make, and will encourage you to take your time to figure out the most meaningful and fitting way to honor your loved one and incorporate the elements that you and your family find meaningful.
Caring for a Loved One's Physical Remains
Once you've chosen how you'd like to celebrate your loved one's life journey, the next decision you'll face is about how you'd like to care for their physical remains. This can be a difficult or emotional choice for you and your family, and we'll provide you with the information you need as we help you to consider your options and make the decision that is right for your loved one and for your family. Once you've chosen between burial and cremation, there are a few additional decisions you'll face:
- For a burial, you'll need to select a casket and a cemetery, and choose between a ground burial and entombment in a mausoleum.
- For cremation, you'll need to select an urn and choose whether to bury, entomb, or scatter the cremated remains, as well as where you'd like to do so.
No matter which path you decide to take, we'll be there to support you and assist you in exploring your options and making an informed decision that feels right for you and your loved one.