Frequently Asked Questions
There are hundreds of questions that you probably have about funeral home services, and we understand that this can be one of the most trying times in your life. We’ve compiled some answers to some of the most commonly asked questions relating to both services and funeral homes in general.
Funerals can be extremely different, depending on the specific type of funeral, and the level of formality involved in the service. The overall idea of a funeral service is that survivors should be able to show their love and respect to the deceased person.
Although it is ideal if a person has decided what type of funeral service that they would like to have in a pre-arranged plan, this isn’t always the case. If a funeral service has not been chosen previously to the death, the type of service is completely up to you. Typically the service is held in a funeral home or at a church, and you will also be able to choose if you would prefer the service to be private or public.
Your funeral can be personalized in several unique ways from the visitation to the ceremony. The dedicated funeral home directors at Markwell Funeral Homes can incorporate your favorite colors, music and loves into your unique celebration of life. This is about you, and we want your funeral service to be a unique and individualized experience. Contact a representative at Markwell Funeral Homes today!
Absolutely. Not only is this tradition a popular option for most modern funeral services, but also experts believe that it can also add in the grief process for the loved ones attending the funeral.
The obituary notice must be placed by the funeral home in the local newspaper and on the Markwell Funeral Homes website.
In short, the answer is no. We are available to assist you after traditional “office hours” and of course on weekends. Please do not hesitate to reach out and call us at: 217-932-2131.
Yes. The licensed funeral directors at Markwell Funeral Homes can help you no matter where the death occurs. Again, contact us at: 217-932-2131 and we will coordinate the arrangements for the return of the deceased to the funeral home.
Although it is not mandatory by law, we highly recommend it because of time, health and possible legal requirements. The process of embalming enables friends and families to view the deceased by preserving the body.
This process is only a replacement for burial and traditionally comes after a funeral service ceremony.
Our caring funeral home directors will be able to discuss all of your options with you in regards to cremation. However, people are certainly encouraged to also have a visitation period and traditional funeral service before the cremation process.
Usually, the responsibility rests with the family of the deceased. In certain cases, there may be assistance available through veteran, union and other organization entities.
No, vaults are not required by law, but most cemeteries do require an outer receptacle for casket.
For answers to other questions, contact Markwell at (217) 932-2131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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