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he funeral directors at Ferry Funeral Home are here to guide and assist you in planning every detail of the funeral service.  We know how difficult things can be at a time of loss and we are here to make sure that no important detail gets left out.

Additionally we will notify Social Security and also contact the Veterans Administration when needed.  Your funeral director will also provide follow-up care and help you and your family with resources for dealing with grief if you need them.

To be better prepared you can view and/or print a survivor's check list which will help you with many details of the funeral service, financial records and other important issues.  To see the survivor's checklist click here.

Listed below are some of the services we offer:

Traditional Service

  • The traditional funeral service may include the following
  • Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
  • Embalming
  • Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
  • Selection of Casket/Burial Vault
  • Professional support and administrative staff assistance
  • Use of visitation rooms
  • General use of the facilities for the service and arrangements
  • Funeral service
  • Use of funeral coach
  • Limousine
  • Register book
  • Acknowledgment cards
  • Memorial folders or prayer cards

The traditional service is a meaningful expression for the family, and it gives friends and associates an opportunity to offer their tributes in the way of flowers or memorials to churches or organizations.

Generally, a member of the clergy or other person chosen by the family conducts a service of remembrance. We encourage the active participation of the family in helping plan this part of the service. Many times family members take part by giving a reading, singing or assisting the clergy.

If the ceremony is held in a church, there is no additional charge. Nor is there an additional charge for arranging and conducting fraternal services.

Cremation Services

If cremation is chosen, options include:

  • Traditional Service with a cremation following
  • Cremation with a Memorial Service following
  • Direct cremation for those who wish the remains be cremated, without services

With cremation services, we at Ferry Funeral Home believe you should be able to choose the type of service that you find most meaningful. That's why our list of services includes many options.

Following cremation, a loved one's cremains may be placed in an urn and taken to a final resting place such as a family cemetery plot, urn garden, columbarium or a family member's home.

Sometimes cremated remains are divided into several urns. This option works well when loved ones are spread out across the country.

Others choose to have their ashes scattered in a special cemetery garden or over land or water (where permitted by law). In this case, a portion of the cremated remains is usually kept in a keepsake urn as a remembrance.

Additional Services

Non-Traditional Burial, Entombment or Cremation without visitation. For this type of funeral service, you select the services and merchandise from several itemized options.

A Memorial Service
is the same as a traditional service, except the body is not present for the visitation or the funeral. The private family viewing explained above also applies here.

Traditional Ship-out allows you to select the type of services and merchandise for local arrangements and then the remains are shipped out of town for final services.

Graveside Service is designed for those who want a ground burial or interment of remains with a service only at the cemetery. Itemized options may be selected at the family's discretion.

Family Viewing with Shipment is designed for those who want a private family viewing, but no other visitation prior to shipment of the casketed remains. Itemized options are also available to the family.

Ship-in Services are for those who want remains shipped to Ferry Funeral Home for final services. Itemized options are available.

Direct Burial is a service for those who want only a ground burial, without visitation or services. This service is provided at the convenience of the funeral home and cemetery. Itemized options are available.

Direct Ship-out is when there is to be no local service and the remains are to be shipped to a funeral home out of town.

Embalming Policy

Although law does not require embalming, embalming may be necessary if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with a viewing. If you do not want embalming, you have the right to choose an arrangement, which does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.

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