Graveside Funeral Service

A graveside service for the deceased is an alternative to the traditional church or chapel funeral and provides family and friends a respectful opportunity to grieve. For a graveside service, the entire ceremony takes place at the gravesite and can be customized to accommodate the needs of the family and typically includes the following.

Graveside services are typically brief and simplistic in nature – more so than those held in a church or chapel. Graveside services are also traditionally held outdoors and most cemeteries will provide an overhead canopy for protection against wind and rain. Most attendees will stand
during the ceremony, but chairs are often provided for the immediate family.

Any graveside service may be customized to accommodate the needs of your family and typically includes the following.

  • Applicable standard professional services
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home
  • Embalming and other preparation of the body (does not include additional charges for autopsy)
  • Use of facilities for visitation
  • Use of funeral director and staff to arrange for and conduct graveside service
  • Funeral coach, family car, utility vehicle
  • 1 Register book, 100 memorial folders, and 100 acknowledgment cards
  • Included transportation limited to mileage as described in itemization