Honesty and compassionate care are core values in this business. We understand that our reputation depends on transparent and high-quality service to people who are often in a highly vulnerable position when they come to us. It is essential that you feel some sense of trust in the support team you hire to help you lay your loved one to rest. This is not something you ever will do again for this person. Our team of experts takes the weighty responsibility of guiding and supporting you through this tender time quite seriously.
Standard Service Types for Funeral Home and Cremations in Glendale, AZ
Funeral services are held in honor of the dead, but ultimately we hold funerals to support the living. There is a great deal of research to uphold the benefits of attending some style of funerary service when a loved one has passed away. Grieving individuals tend to more quickly grasp the reality of this loss and accept it when the closure of a funeral or other honoring service has been offered.
With the wide range of cultural and religious backgrounds, each family will have differing needs for what service arrangements will best fit their circumstances. Our professional team has helped families from every walk of life and background. A few common service types can be personalized in any number of ways:
- Traditional Service: This includes a viewing and a formal funeral service. The service may be held at the funeral home, a chapel, or other venues you select. Flowers are frequently displayed, and personal memorabilia can also be set out. The casket bearing the dead is usually included in this service.
- Graveside Service: This event is held at the site of burial. Attendees may be few or many. Graveside services can stand alone, but a memorial service will also be held in some cases.
- Memorial Service: Similar to a funeral service, a memorial provides a time to recognize and pay tribute to the one who has died. Those who share the loss can support one another in this type of gathering. Because memorials do not require the deceased’s body to be in attendance, memorial services could be held many weeks or months after the passing occurs.
- Cremation Service: This is a method of preparation for final disposition that transforms the deceased remains into ashen granules. This process happens through high heat combustion in a closed chamber.
More About Cremation Services
There are often questions surrounding the process connected with cremation services. One frequent misconception we hear is that a funeral home and cremations in Glendale, AZ are not available for the same person. However, a full traditional funeral service can certainly be held for someone who will also be cremated. In these cases, after the funeral services, the body is removed to the crematory for cremation instead of being buried at the cemetery. Relevant merchandise, including a casket, can be rented for the funeral proceedings.
Cremated remains have more varied options when it comes to the final resting place of your deceased loved one. The remains are often referenced as “ashes.” The ashes can be displayed in a funeral urn. There are many customizable choices for this option. Cremated ashes could also be buried in an urn space within a family plot at a cemetery. If entombment in a columbarium niche is preferred, those spaces are pretty available as well. Other families choose to scatter the ashes in natural settings that have some meaning to the deceased.
Planning for the Future
Plans for funeral planning need not wait until death has occurred. There are many instances when declining health and age make this conversation somewhat natural. Terminal diagnosis of chronic disease may also lead to this discussion. However, there need not be a known reason to set your affairs in order on this topic. Pre-planning for future needs is simple to get started in the privacy of your home. Check out our pre-planning tool on our website and create peace of mind today.
Call for Immediate Assistance
Whether plans for funeral home and cremations in Glendale, AZ, are needed right away, or years down the road, the experts at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home are more than ready to assist you with compassionate professionalism. Call (602) 840-5600 or stop by 4800 East Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 to learn more.