We pride ourselves on the service we provide each family we serve.
Our funeral home provides a full range of funeral service options, from the traditional religious service to simple cremation. Each family is provided with the opportunity to learn about and discuss the wide variety of funeral service options available to them.
We are here to help, to reassure, and to understand when a family faces the loss of a loved one. Our staff is here to replace confusion with calm, doubts with certainty, and questions with answers. Here, one finds a quiet gentleness in an atmosphere of dignity, efficiency, and trust. We believe your service choice is a personal decision. At Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home we explain the options available, then allow you to make your own decisions.
If your choice is a traditional service with burial, the services selected most commonly would include the following:
- Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
- Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
- Professional support and administrative staff assistance
- Use of visitation rooms
- General use of the facilities for the service and arrangements
- Funeral service at the funeral home or your
- Use of funeral coach
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.
With cremation services, we at Shaffer-Nichols 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.
Once cremated, a loved one's ashes may be placed in an urn and taken to a final resting place such as a family plot, urn garden, 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.
If you choose cremation, a funeral service is sometimes an option prior to cremation. Survivors still need the time and setting to grieve. We offer many types of services specifically for cremations, from direct cremation with no casket present, to traditional cremation with a visitation, and church or chapel service with the use of our rental casket.