What is the average cost of a funeral?
This is the most common question we are asked as funeral directors. There is no magic number to this question with all the available options in funerals these days. Whatever your needs, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory offers a wide selection of options to ensure the best for you and your loved ones. And with a single service provider for both Funeral and Cemetery, you will benefit from the convenience and cost savings.
When comparing pricing of different funeral homes, compare “Apples to Apples.”
Every funeral home has their own definition of what constitutes a “traditional funeral.” To some funeral homes this might include an evening of visitation, a limousine, organist and/or hairdresser, while these might be considered “optional items” at another home. So when considering your decision based upon pricing, make sure to find out what all is included, or more importantly, what is excluded from the bottom line.
The same can be said for comparing caskets. Range of casket prices can vary greatly, not only depending on what the material of the casket consists of, but also the interior, design and hardware within the casket.
Today, there are other businesses providing funeral related merchandise. They are selling caskets, vaults, urns, memorials and other accessories. Before purchasing any funeral related items from an unlicensed funeral professional, compare costs and services. Ask questions and compare quality of products, the availability, warranty and servicing of the products, and be sure to get everything in writing.
Our advice for you is to ask questions that you might not be familiar with concerning funeral costs. Every purchase we make is directed by best value and price. Every means and effort is available to support our client families in making an informed choice about a purchase. Caring for your loved one is something we at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory consider a privilege. Our funeral directors are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have.
Our family has limited or no funds available for funeral expenses; what can we do to protect ourselves from this problem?
First of all, we are here to help you and your family with situations like this. To be able to make available our reduced rates for these circumstances it is best to deal with this problem before a death should occur. We offer convenient and affordable payment programs designed to fit anyone’s budget.
There are burial benefits available through government programs such as social security, veteran’s administration and public assistance. Unfortunately, they are only available to those who qualify for them and these benefits do not cover entire funeral expenses. We can explain the benefits available and their eligibility requirements.
If the family is going to want a funeral service of some type, then the financial burden will fall upon them. We have helped many families with situations like this because they called us before hand.
For decades, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory has encouraged consumers to compare prices and more importantly value. That’s why we include our entire General Price List, Casket Price List, Urn Price List and Outer Burial Container Price List on this web site. To make the process even simpler, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory offers complete funeral packages. Our packages include substantial savings.
- Simplicity Graveside Service
- Simplicity Funeral Service
- Tribute Package
- Value Package
- Heritage Package
We also offer a wide variety of cremation packages, which provide you with everything you need while offering the flexibility to create the unique tribute that is best for you.The Funeral Rule, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, requires funeral directors to provide price information upon request. Some Funeral Homes may not offer all the items listed in our General Price List, Casket Price List, Urn Price List and Outer Burial Container Price List and selecting some items may preclude purchasing other items. Prices are subject to change without notice.