Overview of Services
Traditional funeral services are established by one's cultural or religious customs. These services include a time for families and friends to gather for a visitation or viewing. These services include a funeral at the funeral home or at a church, with the casketed remains present. A procession to a cemetery, or place of final disposition, follows the funeral service. Traditional funeral services are usually public, but can be private.
Graveside services are held at the site of burial. These services consist of scripture readings, a eulogy, poetry, and music, and may be accompanied by a visitation or viewing.
Memorial services are conducted when the deceased is not present. These services may take place anywhere the family desires. This is an opportunity to remember your loved one through fellowship with friends and family.
Many families are now considering cremation. There are many options available to you through our funeral home. You have unlimited options for memorialization when making cremation arrangements. There is no standard cremation arrangement. Our experienced funeral directors will assist you in developing a customized cremation service that is right for you and your family.
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Cremation does not alter the purpose of a visitation and/or a funeral service. These rites benefit the living, to help families find support during their bereavement, and to honor the final wishes of the deceased.
Funerals are most meaningful when they are personalized. When planning a funeral, think about what your loved one meant to you and others. How can you capture their life events? With creative ideas and help from our staff, the funeral of your loved one will be a celebration of life.
When a death occurs outside our community, you can rely on our funeral home to handle the details. We have contacts in most every city in the United States and many cities throughout the world. We can arrange services or burials according to your wishes almost anywhere. In this way, we can help you avoid duplication of effort, unnecessary expense, anxiety, and needless travel.
Thompson Rose Chapel can also assist with the purchase of a marker, mausoleum, grave ledger, or cutting the date of death on an existing monument.
By comparison, our prices are reasonable and represent what we feel is an ideal combination of moderate prices and outstanding service. When discussing funeral or cremation arrangements, you will be given a General Price List (GPL) which lists the prices for all service items including price ranges for caskets, and other merchandise. The total funeral expenses will be the sum of all service items selected from the GPL, the casket, sales tax, and other merchandise selected. Cash advance items may be added such as opening and closing of the grave, paid obituaries, honorariums, flowers and certified copies of the death certificate.
- Social Security. We will notify Social Security of a death. This will aid in discontinuing monthly checks. If you are entitled to benefits, please call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.
- Veterans' Benefits. We will file applications for a flag, marker and cash burial benefits. If you have questions about dependent and/or survivor benefits, your funeral director will assist you. You must have a copy of the DD-214, Honorable Discharge Form, to make application for any Veteran's benefits.
- Insurance. Insurance companies generally require claimant's statements and death certificates. Our staff is familiar with the process and will assist you in filing for life insurance claims. Thompson Rose Chapel will accept all verifiable/assignable/non-contestable insurance policies. For more information please consult one of our funeral directors.
- Wills and Probate. Take the will to the Estates and Probate Division of the Clerk of Court which is located in the courthouse. If there is no will, the closest relatives need to go to this same office to qualify to settle the estate. The estate office will assist you, even in the event that there is no estate.